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THE RACCOLTA 





THE RACCOLTA 


OR COLLECTION OF INDULGENCED 
PRAYERS td GOOD WORKS 


By AMBROSE ST JOHN 
Of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, Birmingham 


The 1910 Edition 


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HO 
THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY 
ALL ESPECIALLY 
WHO HAVE BEEN BENEFACTORS 
OF THE CONGREGATION 
OR THE ORATORY 
AND ARE NOW IN NEED OF THE 
PRAYERS OF THOSE WHOM ON EARTH 
THEY AIDED TO LOVE 
AND SERVE GOD 
THIS TRANSLATION IS 
AFFECTIONATELY 
DEDICATED 


The Oratory, Edgbaston 
November 2, 1857 


APPROBATION 


OST BLESSED FATHER,-—In order to promote 

thereby the piety of the faithful in England, Ambrose 
St John, Priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, in the Dio- 
cese of Birmingham, humbly prays for permission to print 
in English a translation of the book entitled Raccolta di 
Orazioni, &c., alle quali sono annesse le SS. Indulgenze, 
having first obtained the approbation of His Eminence the 
Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster; and also that the 
faithful who make use of this translation may gain all the 
indulgences annexed to the original. 

Afteran audience of the Holy Father, granted February 3, 
1856, our most Holy Lord Pius IX, by Divine Providence 
Pope, on an application made by me, the undersigned Se- 
cretary of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of 
the Faith, has of his goodness answered by Rescript in 
favour of the grace, according to the terms of the petition, 
provided the translation be made from the last Roman edi- 
tion, and it being understood that the Decree printed at the 
end of this edition remains in full force. 

Given at Rome from the House of the same Sacred Con- 
gregation, on the day and year aforesaid. 

Gratis, without any payment on any plea whatever. 

AL. BARNABO, Secretary. 
In the place of »4 the seal. 


WE approve of the Translation by virtue of the above 
Rescript of His Holiness. 

N. CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP. 
Westminster, October 23, 1857. 








PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION 


IN MEMORIAM—AMBROSE ST JOHN 

MBROSE St John was the younger of the two sons of 

Henry St John, and grandson of St Andrew St John, 
D. D., Dean of Worcester, of the ancient family of St John 
of Staunton St John, Oxfordshire. He was born June 29, 
1815, went to Westminster School, and afterwards graduated 
with Honours at Oxford. From Christ Church he entered the 
Anglican Ministry, and, after accepting a curacy under the 
Rev. Henry William Wilberforce, then incumbent of Brans- 
gore, Hants, joined Dr Newman at Littlemore, where he 
remained till 1844. 

He was received into the Church September 29, 1845, at 
Prior Park, near Bath, and accompanied Dr Newman to 
Rome, where the two converts were ordained Subdeacon 
together in the private chapel of Cardinal Franzoni May 26, 
1847. Three days later they received the Diaconate at St 
John Lateran's, and the Priesthood the following day, 
Trinity Sunday. After a short novitiate they returned to 
England as Oratorians, and in the foundation of the Oratory 
in England by Father Newman Ambrose St John figures as 
his right hand at Maryvale, at Alcester Street, and finally 
at Edgbaston. 

Bright and cheerful in aspect and manner, and many- 
sided in his accomplishments, Father St John devoted him- 
self most assiduously to the service of GOD and his neigh- 
bour in the Oratory. He was a typical son of St Philip, 
indefatigable alike in the confessional and in the pulpit, and 
a true father, whether to the Italian organ-grinders or tothe 
poor factory girls of Birmingham. Later on, at Dr New- 
man's request, he sacrificed himself to the exacting work of 
the Oratory School, founded in 1859, of which as Head- 
master from 1862, under the guidance of his Superior, he 
may be said to have laid the permanent foundations. His 
Ska is held in grateful recollection by many old Oratory 

OyS. 

Thetranslation of the Raccolta by Father St John was one 
of the first books of popular devotion issued by the Fathers 
of the Birmingham Oratory, and it supplied them with the 
congregational prayers, still in use in their church, for the 
Stations of the Cross, for the month of May, the Triduo and 
Novenas in preparation for the Feasts of our Lady, and 
similar devotions. The fifth edition of the book, brought out 
after Father St John's death, was printed in Birmingham 
by the direction and underthe supervision of Cardinal New- 
man himself. Concurrently with the issue of the English 
Raccolta Father St John translated and published a work on 
Indulgences by the Abbate Dominico Sarra, Recorder of 
the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Holy Relics, 


EIÁAICUS TAFSENTSTSRA TA TA 0! 3:615 2n: (1: 24 MAX 


viii PREFACE 


a handy popular treatise on the doctrine and use of Indul- 
gences published by authority at Rome. 

This Edition has been conformed to the latest Roman Rac- | 
colta, approved July 23, 1898, and the Supplement, approved 
July 31, 1902; and contains also the Indulgences and deci- 
sions since recorded in the Adta Sancie Sedis up to the 
present time. 

The immediate occasion of Father St John's death wasan 
act of neighbourly kindness, which led him to assist one 
very hot day as Deacon at the Festa of St Paul of the 
Cross, to which he had been invited by the Passionist 
Fathers at Harborne, his health being at the time very un- 
certain. He had recently translated from the German Dr 
Fessler's True and False Infallibility, a work approved by 
the Holy See, which Dr Newman thought of great import- 
ance in the controversy which had arisen out of Mr Glad- 
stone’s Vaticanism; the work had been done against time, 
and the effort, made in the midst of multifarious duties, 
had proved a great strain. The High Mass at Harborne was 
celebrated in a large conservatory, then in use as a tempo- 
rary church, and the sun, beating down through the glass, 
brought on a kind of sunstroke and brain fever, to which he 
succumbed. Dr Newman in replying to a letter of condolence 
says: ** Ido not like not to acknowledge your kind sympathy 
in my sorrow, but I am so pulled down that I cannot write 
without bringing on a flood of tears—not I trust from want 
of resignation, but from love of him I have lost, so I say 
only a few words. You who have undergone bitter losses 
will make allowance for me." 

Their friendship is recorded in the concluding sentences 
of the Apologia, in which that work is offered as a memorial 
of affection and gratitude to the Fathers of the Oratory: 
** And to you especially, dear Ambrose St John, whom Gop 
gave me when He took everyone else away; who are the 
link between my old life and my new; who have now for 
twenty-one years been so devoted to me, so patient, so zea- 
lous, so tender; who have watched me so narrowly, who 
have never thought of yourself if I was in question." 

Father St John was buried in the private cemetery of the 
Oratorian Fathers at Rednal, and Cardinal Newman left 
strict injunctions that he himself should be laid in his friend's 
grave. A single head-stone bears their brief epitaphs. In the 
present issue of the Raccolta, brought up to date, the editor 
would claim for them and for himself, from all who use this 
book, a remembrance in their prayers. 

IG Go. 
The Oratory, Birmingham, 
November 2, 1908. 





ON INDULGENCES 
UNISHMENT, like a shadow, follows all sin, whether 
mortal or venial, and it is not usually remitted to the 

full when forgiveness is obtained. 

Eternal punishment, incurred by mortal sin, is always 
remitted with the guilt, but sozze temporal punishment 
generally remains due to the justice of Gop. This temporal 
punishment is inflicted by Gop either in this life or in 
Purgatory; but a man may anticipate the divine justice 
by works of penance, or by means of Indulgences. 

The gult, then, of sin is one thing, the punishment an- 
other. The guilt is remitted when a mantruly repents, either 
with or without the Sacrament of Penance; but though the 
punishment, or a portion of it, »zay be remitted with the 
guilt, some usually remains, as a debt of satisfaction, to be 
paid in this world or thenext. This truth is clearly indicated 
in the sacramental penances which always accompany 
Absolution. These penances have, in course of time, under 
pressure of external circumstances, lost much of the severity 
which characterized them in earlier ages, but they still 
testify to the principle that after forgiveness satisfaction re- 
mains due. The comparative lightness of modern sacramen- 
tal penances ought to suggest that they alone are not 
sufficient to satisfy the justice of GOD, and that they should 
be supplemented either by other penances, self-inflicted or 
patiently accepted at the hand of GoD, or by some equiva- 
lent. And in the case of sins forgiven either zzdzrecly in the 
Sacrament, or by means of contrition alone, the satisfaction 
remaining due is left altogether to the individual's patience 
under chastisement from GOD, or to his personal activity in 
applying himself either to works of penance, or to some 
equivalent. That equivalent is to be found in Indulgences. 

What, then, is an Indulgence? An Indulgence is the 
remission by the Church, on specified conditions, of the 
whole or a part of the debt of satisfaction remaining due for 
sin. The Church has power to absolve from guilt; she has 
also power to remit the punishment. The one she exer- 
cises in the Sacrament of Penance; the other she exercises 
when she grants an Indulgence. And it is clear from what 
has been said that an Indulgence is supplemental to Abso- 
lution, and presupposes the forgiveness of the guilt of sin. 

Theologically considered, an Indulgence is not a mere 
exercise of spiritual power and authority on the part of the 
Church; it is truly a payment of the debt, made out of her 
Treasury of satisfactory merit; for in this are stored up the 
superabundant merits of JEsus CHRIST, and the accumulated 
merits of our Lady and all the Saints. With this inexhausti- 
ble fund at her command, she has the means of satisfying 
the debts due from her children to the justice of Gop. 


x ON INDULGENCES 

In form, an Indulgence emanates from the Pope, leaving 
out of account the limited power exercised by Bishops in 
favour of their flocks and by Cardinals, Nuncios and others; 
and it is registered in a Decree or Rescript of the Congre- 
gation of Indulgences, or some similar document. It attaches 
to a specified prayer or good work an additional satisfactory 
value, such value being expressed in the terms of an ancient 
canonical penance, viz., so many days, Quarantines (which 
lasted forty days),or years,to which the Indulgence is there- 
by declared to be equivalent. The earliest Indulgences were, 
in fact, remissions of these very penances. 

Indulgences are either Plenary or Partial, according asa 
remission of all, or of part, of the debt of punishment due is 
granted. In either case the actual benefit obtained depends 
upon the dzsposztions of the penitent, and the care and accu- 
racy he employs in fulfilling the conditions laid down. For 
the sake of clearness and facility of reference, the general 
and special conditions required for obtaining Indulgences 
are set out in tabular form below. 

It only remains to add that, though the Church has no 
direct jurisdiction over the souls in Purgatory, she autho- 
rizes and encourages, as a work of supreme charity, the 
application of Indulgences, by way of suffrage, to the needs 
of those afflicted souls; and we may confidently assure our- 
selves that these suffrages are most acceptable to the Divine 
Majesty, and that what the Church would thus, as it were, 
indirectly loose in Purgatory is speedily loosed also in 
Heaven, amid the rejoicing of all the heavenly court, to the 
great glory of Gop, and to the incalculable benefit, as well 
of the suffering souls as of their earthly benefactors. 


General Conditions required for all Indul- 
gences. 
I. STATE OF GRACE. (See Decisions 1, 2, p. xi.) 
2. INTENTION. (See Decisions 3, 4, p. xi.) 
3. Accuracy and DzvorioNw in fulfilling the spe- 
cified conditions. (See N.B. ibid.) 
Special Conditions usually required for Ple- 
nary, and sometimes for Partial, Indulgences. 
I. CONFESSION. (See p. xii.) 
II. COMMUNION. (See pp. xii, xiii.) 
ii. Visir to a church or public chapel. (See p. xiii.) 
IV. PRAYER according to the intention of the 
Pope. (See p. xiii.) 





ON INDULGENCES i xl 


N.B.— Too much stress cannot be laid on the importance 
of carefully noting and exacily fulfilling all that may be re- 
quired for gaining a particular Indulgence. If there is any 
deviation, even though unintentional, from the strict letter 
of the specified conditions, no Indulgence can be gained. 

To gain the full benefit of a Plenary Indulgence, it is 
necessary to have a true hatred of every, even venial, sin 
committed, and to be wholly free from all voluntary attach- 
ment to what is sinful. 

Note.—In the case of gaining Indulgences for the dead, 
the necessity of a state of grace is questioned by some theo- 
logians, unless it is specified or implied in the Grant; and 
therefore, zz this particular case, the necessity cannot be 
insisted upon as absolutely certain; nevertheless, Zn practice, 
a state of grace should always be considered of the first im- 
portance, the opinion above quoted being only probable. 

The following decisions of the Congregations of Indul- 
gences should be carefully noted: 


DECISIONS OF THE SACRED CONGREGATION 
OF INDULGENCES 


STATE OF GRACE 

1. Astate of grace ought to precede everything, but in case 
it should not, it must at least be attained before the last of 
the acts prescribed for the Indulgence is completed. (Rac- 
colta, p. vii.) 

2. Although for Partial Indulgences Confession is not usu- 
ally required as a condition, the usual formula being, **with 
at least a contrite heart," in case of conscious mortal sin it 
should precede the other acts; but in case of difficulty in 
getting to confession an act of true contrition with a firm 
purpose of confessing suffices. (December 17, 1870.) Under 
ordinary circumstances, the formula above quoted implies 
nothing more than a state of grace. 


INTENTION 

3. A general intention of gaining all Indulgences is suffi- 
cient. It should be renewed from time to time, say every 
morning. (Raccolta, p. viii.) 

4. By a further general intention all, or by a particular in- 
tention any, Indulgences may be applied to the Holy Souls 
in Purgatory, either tothe Holy Souls in general, or to indi- 
vidual souls. (Ib.) N. B. Indulgences to be applicable to the 
holy souls require a positive declaration to that effect in the 
grant. (Cf. Instruction 8, p. 1.) | 


xi DECISIONS OF THE S. CONG, INDUL. 


: CONFESSION 

5. Confession, whenrequiredas a condition, isbinding even 
on those who are not conscious of mortal sin. (May 19,1759.) 

6. The Confession, or Confession and Communion, required 
as conditions may be made on the day previous to that ap- 
pointed for an Indulgence, provided other acts remain to be 
done on the day itself. (January 12, 1878.) 

6a. In cases of special feasts enriched with Indulgences, 
and of those days when as inthecase of the Portiuncula many 
indulgences can be gained in succession; on account of the 
concourse of penitents, the Confession can now be made, in 
the first case, i.e. when a single Indulgence is in question, 
two days, and in the second case three days before the feast. 
(March 11, 1908.) 

7. Habitual weekly Confession, for those in a state of grace, 
suffices for all Indulgences during the week, except Jubilees. 
(March 12, 1855.) 

8. By weekly Confession is meant Confession every seven 
days. (November 23, 1878, February 25, 1886.) N.B. Daily 
Communicants are no longer required to make this weekly 
Confession. See ** Frequent Communion," No. 85, p. 7o. 

9. In cases of devotion extending over a period of days, the 
Confession and Communion may be made any time within 
eight days after the end of such a period. (December 8, 1897.) 

10. If the Bishop of the Diocese applies for it, a concession 
is made in favour of places where, through want of Confes- 
sors, people have a difficulty in getting to Confession before 
an indulgenced feast. In such cases, Confession made eight 
days before suffices, and covers all Indulgences during the 
period. (June 12, 1822; September 28,1838; December 15,1841.) 

11. Under similar circumstances, and if the Bishop applies 
for the concession, the habitual Confession made once a fort- 
night, i.e. every thirteen days, suffices for all the Indulgences 
during the period. (November 23, 1878; February 25, 1886.) 

12. Confessionand Communion madeon Easter Day satis- 
fy for the Paschal precept and for the Indulgence attached 
to the Papal blessing given by the Bishop. (March 19, 1841.) 

13. Fora Jubilee, ordinary or extraordinary, a special Con- 
fession and Communion must be made. (May 1o, 1844.) 


COMMUNION 
I4. One Communion satisfies for all the Indulgences of the 
day. (May 29, 1841.) 
I5. The Paschal Communion satisfies for the Paschal pre- 
cept and the Indulgence of the day. (May ro, 1844.) 
16. Unless specially required, the Communion for an 








DECISIONS OF THE S. CONG. INDUL. xiii 


Indulgence attached to a particular church need not be 
made in that church. (May 19, 1759.) 

17. In cases of chronic infirmity, or physical impediment, 
the Confessor can commute the Communion for some other 
good work. And this has been made applicable to Commu- 
nities. (September 18, 1862; January 16, 1886.) 


VISIT TO A CHURCH OR PUBLIC CHAPEL 

18. Separate visits must be made for two or more Indul- 
gences. (February 29, 1864.) 

19. If the Communion be made in a church or chapel pre- 
scribed, or available for the visit, special prayer said at the 
time of Communion satisfies for one visit. (Raccolta, p. xviii.) 

20. The chapels of monasteries, seminaries, and convents, 
to which the faithful have not public access, are not available 
for the visit. (August 22, 1842.) 

21. Confessors can commute the visit in the case of chronic 
invalids, or those who cannot go out. And this has been made 
applicable to Communities. (September 18,1862; June16, 1886. ) 

22. The visit may be made before or after the other acts, 
i.e., any time from midnight to midnight, unless otherwise 
specified, e.g., from first Vespers on the vigil to sunset on 
the feast. (May 19, 1759; January 12, 1878.) 


PRAYER ACCORDING TO THE POPE'S 
INTENTION 

23. The Pope’s intention always includes the following 
objects: 

i. The progress of the Faith and triumph of the Church. 
ii. Peace and union among Christian Princes and Rulers. 
iii. The conversion of sinners. 

iv. The uprooting of heresy, 

These intentions may be fittingly recalled and prayed for 
after Communion, or at the visit; but a general intention of 
praying according to the mind of the Pope is sufficient; and 
any prayers may be used which are not already of obliga- 
tion, e.g., the Little Hours of a priest's Office. (July 12, 1847; 
May 29, 1841.) 

THE DEAF AND DUMB 

24. Vocal prayer is commuted for devout elevation of mind 
and heart. (February 16, 1852.) 

25. At public Devotions, presence and a devout attitude 
of mind and heart suffice. (Ibid.) 

26. Confessors can commute private prayers for other 
external works. (Ibid.) 

27. Vocal prayers may be said by signs or mentally, or 
they may be read over without articulation. (July 16, 1902). 


xiv DECISIONS OF THE S. CONG. INDUL. 


GENERAL 

28. Indulgenced prayers may be said in any language, 
provided that the version in the vernacular is a faithful ren- 
dering of the original; and this may be guaranteed, either 
by the Cardinal Prefect ofthe Congregation of Indulgences, 
or by one of the Ordinaries of the country where the lan- 
guage in question is spoken. (December 20, 1884.) 

29. Unless specially required, indulgenced prayers need 
not be said kneeling. (September 18, 1862.) 

30. Unless otherwise declared, e.g., from first Vespers on 
the vigil to sunset on the feast," the day is calculated from 
midnight to midnight. (January 12, 1878.) 

31. Devotions which admit of being said alternately, such 
as the Angelus or Rosary, may be said by several persons 
together. (February 29, 1820.) 

32. A prayer or good work, enriched with diverse indul- 
gences, must be repeated, if several Indulgences are to be 
gained, unless such repetition is impracticable, e.g. Com- 
munion, or unusual, e.g. Confession. (February 29, 1820; 
January 12, 1878.) 

33. A Plenary Indulgence, granted for visiting a church 
on certain days, or doing some other pious work, can be 
gained only once a day, save that of the Portiuncula 
(March 7, 1678), and similar concessions granted T. 9. 

34. An indulgence attached to a visit to a church or chapel, 

even though described as guolidiana plenaria, can be gained 
once only in the year, unless it is clearly stated in the indult 
that it can be gained every day. (February 16, 1852.) 
.. 35. By feasts of our LORD, when spoken of in connexion 
with Plenary Indulgences, must be understood the Nativity, 
Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, and Corpus 
Curisti. And by feasts of our Lady must be understood 
the Immaculate Conception, Nativity, Annunciation, Puri- 
fication, and Assumption. (September 18, 1862.) 

36. If Partial indulgences are granted to ‘‘other” feasts of 
our LoRD and our Lady, this must be understood of feasts 
which are common to the Universal Church. 

37. In all cases by feasts of the Apostles are meant those 
feasts which commemorate their entrance into eternal life. 
(September 18, 1862.) 


ROSARIES, MEDALS, ETC. 

38. Blessed objects can only be used by the person for 
whom they were originally blessed, or if blessed for distri- 
bution, can be passed on by that person to others; but they 
can go no further. They cannot be given away, or lent with 
the intention of transferring the indulgences attached to 








DECISIONS OF THE S; CONG. INDUE. xv 
them. If they be so dealt with, the indulgences are lost, and 
the objects return to their original unblessed condition. They 
cannot be sold or exchanged. And if a person undertakes to 
get such objects blessed for others, he must be careful, if he 
wishes to receive payment for them, either to obtain the 
money before getting them blessed, or at least a precise 
commission to buy them, sufficient to determine the owner- 
ship of the goods. (February 6, 1657; January 10, 1839; 
July 16, 1887; July 10, 1896.) 


LEAFLETS, ETC. 

39. Anyone obtaining a grant of an Indulgence, of uni- 
versal extension, must, under pain of nullity, present the 
original to the Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of 
Indulgences. 

40. Thus all leaflets, circulars, little books or papers, pur- 
porting to contain prayers indulgenced for all the faithful, 
not to be found in the Raccolta (as distinguished from similar 
documents belonging to Confraternities, PiousSocieties, etc., 
which are purposely omitted), are certainly spurious and 
worthless, unless they have annexed to them the approba- 
tion of the said Congregation. (January 22, 1858; January 8, 
1861; January 19, 1756; April 14, 1856.) 

N.B.—It follows from what has been said above, that 
only Indulgences granted to all the Faithful in general are 
to be found in the Raccolta, and that the Indulgences be- 
longing to Confraternities, Pious Societies and the like, 
which are not therefore of universal extension, must be 
sought for elsewhere, in the Rules and Regulations of such 
Societies. 


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 


Be Bull Bps., Congregation of Bis- 
Br., Brief. hops and Regulars. 
Res., Rescript. Mem., Secretariate of Me- 
Enc., Encyclical. morials. 
Con., Constitution. Aff., — of Special Ecclesias- 
Mot. pr., Motu proprio. tical Affairs. 
Pr. ma., Propria manu. Bfs., — of Briefs. 
Indul,, Congregation of In- Sta., — of State. 

dulgences. Pen., Penitentiary. 
Ind., — of the Index. Off., Holy Office. 
Rit., — of Rites. A.S.S., Acta Sanctae Sedis. 
Prop., — of Propaganda. T.Q., Toties quoties, i.e., any 


number of times. 








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PLE RAGCOL/I/N 


INSTRUCTIONS 


HE conditions, general and special, for gaining 
Indulgences (see page x), with the decisions 
of the Congregation of Indulgences which follow, 
should be carefully studied and often referred to. 
2. Unless otherwise stated, e.g., ‘‘ oncea day," 
a partial Indulgence may be gained any number 
of times in succession. This is indicated by the 
letters T.Q. 

3. To gain a ‘‘Plenary, once (or twice, etc.) a 
month," the prayer or act must be repeated daily 
for a month; and the Communion may be made, 
unless otherwise declared, on any day of the month, 
or within eight days after. 

4. The Roman numerals, I, 11, ri1, 1v, placed after 
an Indulgence, indicate the special conditions, viz., 
I, CONFESSICN; Il, COMMUNION; III, VISIT to a church 
or public chapel; Iv, PRAYER according to the 
Pope's intention (see pp. xi-xiii). 

5. The references at the foot of the page corre- 
spond with the indulgences; and the dates are those 
of rescripts of the Congregation of Indulgences, 
unless otherwise noted (see p. xv). 

6. The Our FarurEns, Hail Marys, and Glories 
prescribed for an Indulgence are indicated through- 
out by the Latin Pater noster, Ave Maria, and 
Gloria Patri, or in short, Pater, Ave, and Gloria. 
They can of course be said in English, and this 
applies to similar references in Latin to familiar 
prayers, antiphons, etc. 

N.B. AZ the indulgences which follow, except 
those granted ** in articulo mortis," t.e., for the point 
of death, and except those marked with an asterisk, 
are applicable to the holy souls zn Purgatory (S.C. 
Indul., Dec. 8, 1897). 








LE THETHOEY PERINIT Y: 
]. The Angelic Trisagion. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. 100 Days, three times a day, on Sundays and during the 
Octave of Trinity Sunday. 
iii, Plenary, once a month. I, I, Iv. 
(See Instructions above, p. r.) 


ANCTUS, Sanctus, San- OLY, Holy, Holy, 

ctus, Dominus Deus LorpGopof Hosts, 

exercituum: Plena est earth is full of thy Glory. 

terra gloria tua: Gloria Glory be to the FATHER, 

Patri,GloriaFiL1o,Gloria Glory be to the Sow, 

SPIRITUI SANCTO. Glory be to the HoLy 
GHOST. 


2. Gloria Patri seven times, said by three 


Persons. 
i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on Sundays. 
iii. Plenary, twice a month, on any two Sundays. I, II, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

In order to gain these Indulgences there must be a pious 
union of three persons, who shall agree to recite, either 
together or separately, thrice a day, morning, afternoon 
and evening, Gloria Patri seven times, and Ave Maria once, 
in honour of the Holy Trinity. Should any one of the three 
die, or cease to belong to the union, a substitute must be 
found. 


3. Mass and Prayers in Thanksgiving for Our 
Lady’s Privileges. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, twice a month. 1, 11, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

In this Devotion, originally restricted to the Church of 
Our Lady of Loreto in the Forum of Trajan, Rome, one 
Votive Mass of the Most Holy Trinity can be celebrated 
each day, and this in one church alone in any city or 
village; this church must be designated by the Ordinary. 
The Mass may be said on days when the office is of an 
ordinary double festival. On days when the rite is a major 
double, or double of the second class, the Mass of the day 
must be said with a Commemoration of the Most Holy 


1 Clement XIV, June 6, 1769; June 25, 1770. 2 Pius VI, May 15, 1784. 
3 Pius VII, Rit. April 15, June 13, July 13, 1815; Mem. Jan. ro, 1817. 





THE HOLY TRINITY 3 


Trinity; this permission, however, does not extend to Sun- 
days of the first class or doubles of the first class. This 
Mass may be applied according to the intention of bene- 
factors, or for any other pious object, or in suffrage for 
the dead, even on days when the Rubric requires 7Z/ssa pro 
defuncto. 


Prayers to be said by priest and people after the Mass. 
OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, Son, and Hoty 
GHosT, Three Persons and one Gop, we 

adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole 

hearts we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and 
privileges granted to Mary most holy in herglorious 
and Immaculate Conception. Gloria PATRI ¢hrice, 
and Ave Maria once. 

OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, Son, and Hoty 

GHosT, we adore Thee, and with all the love 
of our whole hearts we give Thee thanks for the 
high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most 
holy in her glorious Nativity. Gloria PATRI ¢hrice, 
and Ave Maria once. 

OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, Son, and Hoty 

GuHosT, we adore Thee, and with all the love 
of our whole hearts we give Thee thanks for the 
high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most 
holy in her glorious Presentation in the Temple. 

Gloria PATRI ZAhzzce, and Ave Maria once. 

OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, Son, and Hoty 

GHOsT, we adore Thee, and with all the love 
of our whole hearts we give Thee thanks for the 
high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most 
holy in her glorious Annunciation. Gloria PATRI 
thrice, and Ave Maria ozce. 

OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, SoN, and HoLv 

GHOST, we adore Thee, and with all the love 
of our whole hearts we give Thee thanks for the 
high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most 
holy in her glorious Visitation. Gloria PATRI ZAzzce, 
and Ave Maria oce. 


B2 


THE HOLY TRINITY. 
OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, Son, and Hoty 
GHosT, we adore Thee, and with all the love 
of our whole hearts we give Thee thanks for the 
high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most 
holy in her glorious Purification. Gloria Patri 
thrice, and Ave Maria once. 
OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, Son, and Hoty 
GHOST, we adore Thee, and with all the love 
of our whole hearts we give Thee thanks for the 
high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most 
holy in her most glorious Assumption. Gloria PATRI 
thrice, and Ave Maria once. 
ASTLY, we give Thee most hearty thanks, for 
that Thou hast exalted and glorified the most 
holy and most sweet name of Mary throughout the 
whole world. 
Prayer to the most Holy Virgin. 
ARY, dear Mother! Mother most amiable! 
tender Mother ! Mother full of loveand sweet- 
ness for thy clients and children! we pray thee, by 
this our loving act of thanksgiving to the Most 
Holy Trinity, obtain for all of us grace ever to em- 
ploy the powers of our souls, and our bodily senses, 
to the honour and glory of Gop, one in Three 
Persons, directing all our actions to Him, and 
loving Him with pure hearts, even as thou didst 
love Him here on earth; that thus we may be able 
to attain to the enjoyment of Him in the bliss of 
heaven with thee for ever and ever. 
. Bless us in the name of the FATHER, and of the 
Son, and of the Hoty Guosr. 
All say the Salve Regina (see p. 154). 
Y. Let us bless the FATHER, SON, and Hoty Guost. 
Ey. Let us praise and exalt Him above all for ever. 
Let us pray. 
LMIGHTY and eternal Gop, who hast given 
to us thy servants grace by the confession of 
the true faith to acknowledge the glory of the 








THE HOLY ERINITY 5 
eternal Trinity, and in the power of thy Majesty to 
worship the Unity; grant, we beseech Thee, that 
by the firmness of this our faith we may ever be 
defended from all adversities. Through CnHRIsT 
our Lorp. ky. Amen. 


4. Gloria Patri thrice. 

i. 100 Days, thrice a day, for saying morning, noon, and 
evening, G/oria Patrz thrice, in thanksgiving to the Most 
Holy Trinity for the graces and privileges granted to most 
holy Mary, especially in her glorious Assumption into heaven. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


5. Prayers of Thanksgiving for Our Lady's 
Assumption. 
11. 300 Days, once a day. 
ài. Plenary, once a month. I, I, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

Adore the eternal FATHER with a PATER, Ave, and 
Gloria; then say, 

ADORE Thee, Eternal FATHER, my Lorp and 

my Gop, in union with all the heavenly host, 
rendering Thee infinite thanks for every grace 
and favour Thou hast granted to Mary, most holy 
Virgin, thy well-beloved daughter, and, above all, 
for that height of power to which Thou didst exalt 
her by her Assumption into heaven. 
Adore the Eternal Son with a PATER, Ave, and 
Gloria; then say, 

ADORE Thee too, Eternal Son, my Gop, my 

Lorpb, and my REDEEMER, in union with all the 
heavenly host, rendering Thee infinite thanks for 
every grace and favour Thou hast granted to Mary, 
Virgin most blessed, thy well-beloved Mother, and, 
above all, for the gift of highest wisdom with which 
Thou didst glorify her on her Assumption into 
heaven. 

: Adore the Horv Guost with a PATER, Ave, and 
Gloria; then say, 
4 Pius VII, July 11, 1815. 5 Pius VIT, Mem. July 19, 1822. 


6 THE HOLY TRINITY 

ADORE Thee also, O Hoty Guost, the PARA- 

CLETE, my Gop and my Lonp, and in union with 
all the heavenly host I render Thee infinite thanks 
for every grace and favour Thou hast granted to 
the most blessed Virgin, thy most loving Spouse, 
and, above all, for that most perfect and divine 
charity with which Thou didst inflame her most 
holy and most pure heart in the act of her most 
glorious Assumption into heaven. In the name 
of thy most chaste Spouse, I humbly beg of Thee 
to grant me the grace of remission of all my most 
grievous sins which I have committed from the 
first moment when I was able to sin until this 
day, for all of which I grieve exceedingly, firmly 
purposing rather to die than ever again offend thy 
Divine Majesty; and relying on the high merits 
and most powerful protection of this thy most 
loving Spouse, I beg of Thee to grant me the 
most precious gift of thy grace and Divine love, 
by vouchsafing me those lights and special helps 
whereby thy eternal providence has determined to 
will my salvation, and to bring me to Thyself. 
Then say three times, 

OLY Mary, all ye holy men and women, saints 
of Gop, intercede for us to our Lonp, that we 

may merit his help and be saved. Amen. 
To the Most Blessed Virgin. 

ACKNOWLEDGE thee and I venerate thee, 

most holy Virgin, Queen of Heaven, Lady and 
Mistress of the Universe, as Daughter of the 
Eternal FATHER, Mother of his well-beloved Son, 
and most loving Spouse of the Hoty Spirit. Kneel- 
ing at the feet of thy great Majesty, with all 
humility I pray thee, through that divine charity 
with which thou wast so bounteously enriched on 
thy Assumption into heaven, to vouchsafe me. 
favour and pity, placing me under thy most safe 
and faithful protection, and receiving me into the 











THE HOLY TRINITY 
number of thy happy and highly-favoured servants. 
Deign, Mother and Lady most tender, to accept 
my miserable heart, memory, will, powers, and 
senses, internal and external; govern them all in 
conformity to the good pleasure of thy Divine Son, 
as I intend by my every thought and deed to give 
thee glory and honour. And, by that wisdom with 
which thy well-beloved Son glorified thee, I pray 
and beseech thee to obtain for me light that I may 
clearly know myself and my own nothingness, and 
in particular my sins, that so I may hate and loathe 
them; and that I may discern the snares of the 
infernal enemy, and all his modes of attack, 
whether open or hidden. Above all, most tender 
Mother, I beg of thee the grace of N. 
Say three times, 
Virgin of all virgins, 
To thy shelter take us, 
Gentlest of the gentle, 
Chaste and gentle make us. 
Bet us pray. 
ARDON, O Lorp, we beseech Thee, the sins 
of thy servants; that we, who of our own actions 
know not how to please Thee, may be saved by 
the intercession of the Mother of thy Son, our 
Lonp. Through the same Curist our Lorp. Amen. 
May the almighty and merciful Lorp, FATHER, 
Son, and Hoty Guost, bless and preserve us. 
Amen. 


6. Three Offerings of Thanksgiving—To ob- 
tain a Good Death. 


1 100.Pays.-T.0. 
ii. Plenary, once a month, at the end of the month. I, J, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


E offer to the Most Holy Trinity the merits 

of Jesus Curist, in thanksgiving for the Most 

Precious Blood which He shed in the garden for us; 
6 Leo XII, Pr. Ma., October 21, 1823; Pius IX, June 18, 1876. 


8 PEE OLY ERINITY 
and through those merits we beseech his Divine 
Majesty for pardon of our sins. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
E offer to the Most Holy Trinity the merits 
of Jesus CuristT, in thanksgiving for his most 
precious death endured on the Cross for us; and 
throughthose merits we beseech his Divine Majesty 
for the. remission of the pains due to our sins. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
E offer to the Most Holy Trinity the merits 
of Jesus Curist, in thanksgiving for his un- 
speakable charity, in descending from heaven to 
earth to take human flesh, and to suffer and die for 
us upon the Cross; and by those merits we be- 
seech his Divine Majesty to bring our souls to the 
glory of heaven after our death. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


7. Triduo, or Novena (made at any time in 
public or private in honour of the Holy 
Trinity). 

i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines every day of the 
Triduo or Novena. 

ii. Plenary, to those who shall keep such Novena or Triduo 
completely, I, 11, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


8. The Sign of the Cross. 
150 Days. 1.0. 
ii. 100 Days, if made with Holy Water. T. OQ. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
N.B.—The words must in either case be said. 
IN the name of the FATHER, and of the SoN, and of 


the Horv GHOST. 


9. ' Thanksgiving on New-Year's Eve. 
Seven Years, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Devotion consists of two half-hours, viz., the last of 
the old year and the first of the new, spent in thanksgiving 
to the Holy Trinity for benefits received, and in praying 
according to the intention of the Pope. 

7 Pius IX, August 8, 1847. 


8 Pius IX, Br. July 28, 1865. Br. March 23. 1865. 
9 Pius IX, Br, December 5, 1876. 





THE HOLY. TRINITY, 9 


10. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MNIPOTENTIA PATRIS, 

adjuva fragilitatem 
meam, et e profundo mi- 
seria eripe me. 


Sapientia Finu, dirige 
cogitationes, verba et ac- 
tiones meas omnes. 

Amor SPIRITUS SANCTI, 
esto cunctarum anime 
mea operationum prin- 
cipium, quo jugiter sint 


MNIPOTENCE of the 
FATHER, help my 
frailty, and rescue me 
from the depths of mi 
Serv 
Wisdom of the Son, 
direct all my thoughts, 
words, and actions. 
Love of the Horv 
SPIRIT, be the source of 
all the operations of my 
soul, so that they may 





divino beneplacito con- 
formes. 


be entirely conformed to 
the divine will. 


11. Acts of Adoration and Thanksgiving to the 
Blessed Trinity. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

OST Holy Trinity, FATHER, Son, and Hoty 

GHosT, behold us prostrate in thy divine 
presence. We humble ourselves profoundly, and 
beg of Thee pardon for our sins. 

We adore Thee, Omnipotent FATHER, and with 
the outpouring of our hearts we thank Thee for 
having given us thy divine Son JEsus to be our 
REDEEMER, and for having left Him with us to the 
consummation of the world in the most august 
sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, in which mystery 
of faith and love He reveals to us the wonders of 
his Sacred Heart. Gloria PATRI. 

DIVINE Word, most adorable JEsus, we 
adore Thee in thy Sacrament, and with the 
outpouring of our hearts we thank Thee for having 


10 Leo XIII, March 15, 1890. N. B.—AIl existing indulgences for the 
same are abrogated. 1! Pius X, March 22, 1905, 


10 TOE HOLY TRINITY 
taken human flesh and for having made Thyself, 
for our redemption, Priest and Victim in the sacri- 
fice of the Cross, a sacrifice which, by an excess of 
the love of thy adorable Heart, Thou dost renew 
every moment on our altars throughout the world. 
O supreme Priest, O divine Victim, grant that we 
may honour the sacrifice of the most holy Eucha- 
rist with the united homage of most holy Mary and 
of all thy Church, in triumph, in suffering, and in 
warfare. We offer ourselves wholly to Thee, and 
since thou dost deign to have victims associated 
with Thee, accept our offering, and, uniting it with 
thine, bless us. Gloria PATRI. 

DIVINE Spirit and PARACLETE, we adore 

Thee, and with the outpouring of our hearts, 
we thank Thee for having, with so much love for 
us, wrought the ineffable blessing of the Incarna- 
tion of the divine Word, a benefit which is con- 
tinually being extended and increased in the most 
holy Eucharist. By this adorable mystery of the 
love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, grant to us and to 
all sinners thy grace; pour out upon us and upon 
all redeemed souls thy holy gifts, but in a special 
manner bestow them upon the holy Church, the 
Spouse of Jesus Curist and our Mother, upon its 
visible head the supreme Pontiff, upon all the Car- 
dinals, the Bishops and pastors of souls, on all 
priests, and on all the other ministers of the Sanctu- 
ary. Amen. Gloria PATRI. 


12. Prayer to the Holy Trinity. 
300 Days.* T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
ADORE Thee, O my Gop, one Gop in three 
Persons; I annihilate myself before thy Majesty. 
Thou alone art being, life, truth, beauty, and 
goodness. I glorify Thee, I praise Thee, I thank 


12 Pius X, April 18, 1906. 








ite HOLY PRINT EY II 
Thee, and I love Thee, all incapable and unworthy 
as I am, in union with thy dear Son JEsus CHnisr, 
our SAvIOUR and our FATHER, in the mercifulness 
of his heart and through his infinite merits. I wish 
to serve Thee, to please Thee, to obey Thee, and 
to love Thee always, in union with Mary immacu- 
late, Mother of Gop and our Mother, loving also 
and serving my neighbour for thy sake. Therefore, 
give me thy Horv Sprrir to enlighten, correct, 
and guide me in the way of thy commandments, 
and in all perfection, until we come to the happi- 
ness of heaven, where we shall glorify Thee for 
ever. Amen. 


13. Renewal of Baptismal Vows. 
Plenary, 1, 11, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


This must be done solemnly and publicly, with ceremonial 
sanctioned by the Bishop, on Trinity Sunday. 


13 Pius X, June 1, 1906. 


II. ALMIGHTY GOD 
14. Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. T.Q. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, 1V. 

iii. Plenary, Zz articulo mortis (at the point of death), if fre- 
quently used during life. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

N.B.—Any form of words may be used, provided that in 
each case it expresses the special motive peculiar to the 
virtuc. 

Acl of Faith. 
MOST firmly believe, because Gop, who is the 
infallible Truth, hath so revealed to the Holy 

Catholic Church, and through the Church reveals 
to us, that there is one only Gop in three divine 
Persons, equal and distinct, FATHER, SON, and 
Horv Guost; that the Son became Man by taking 
to himself flesh and a human soul through the 
operation of the Horv Gnosr in the womb of the 
most pure Virgin Mary; that He died for us upon 
the Cross, rose again, ascended into heaven, and 
from thence shall come again at the end of the 
world to judge the living and the dead, to give 
Paradise for ever to the good and hell to the 
wicked; moreover, from the same motive I believe 
all that the same holy Church believes and teaches. 
Act of Hope. 

My Gop, because Thou art almighty, infinitely 

good and merciful, I hope that, by the merits 
of the Passion and Death of JESUS CHRIST our 
Saviour, Thou wilt grant me eternal life, which 
. Thou, most faithful, hast promised to all those 
who shall do the works of a good Christian, as I 
purpose to do by thy holy help. 
Ac of Charity. 

My Gop, because Thou art the highest and 

most perfect good, I love Thee with my whole 
heart, and above all things; and rather than offend 
Thee, I am ready to lose all things; and moreover 


14 Benedict XIII, January 15, 1728; Benedict XIV, January 28, 1756. 








ALMIGHTY GOD 13 
for thy love I love, and will love my neighbour as 
myself. 


15. Chaplet of Acts of the Love of God. 


i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a year, to those who say them at least ten 
times a month. 1, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 
My Gop, and Sovereign Good, would that I 
had always loved Thee! 
2. My Gop, I detest that time when I loved 
Lc not. 
. How could I ever live so ore without thy 
lioly love? 
4. And Thou, too, my Gop, how couldst Thou 
bear with me? 
5. My Gop, I give Thee thanks for thy great 
patience. 
6. But now I desire to love Thee for ever. 
7. l am content rather to die than love Thee not. 
8. Take from me my life, O my Gop, if I am not 
to love Thee. 
9. The grace I beg of Thee is to love Thee ever. 
10. With thy love I shall be blessed. Gloria PATRI. 
Y Gop, I would see Thee loved by all. 
2. Happy should I be, could I but shed my 
blood that all might love Thee. 
3. He who loves Thee not is blind indeed. 
4. My Gop, give him thy light. 
5. Miserable indeed are they who love not Thee, 
the Sovereign Good. 
6. My Gop, let me never be one of those wretched 
ones who love Thee not. 
7. My Gop, be Thou my joy, and all my good. 
8. I would be wholly thine for ever. 
9. Who shall separate me from thy holy love? 
IO. Come, all ye creatures, love ye my Gop. 
Gloria PATRI. 
15 Pius VIT, August 11, 1818. 


14 ALMIGHTY GOD 
Y Gop, I would I had a thousand hearts 
wherewith to love Thee. 

2. I would that I had all hearts of all men where- 
with to love Thee. 

3. I would there were more worlds, that all 
might love Thee. 

4. How blessed would he be who could love Thee 
with the hearts of all possible creatures! 

5. Thou meritest, my Gop, to be so loved. 

6. My heart is too poor, too cold, to love Thee. 

7. Alas for the dead coldnessof men in not loving 
their Sovereign Good! 

8. Alas for the miserable blindness of the world 
which knows not Thee, who art true love. 

9. O blessed inhabitants of heaven, who know 
and love him! 

10. O blessed necessity of loving Gop! Gloria 
PATRI. 
Y Gop, when will the time come that I shall 
burn with love for Thee? 

2. Oh, then what happiness were mine! 

3. But, since I know not how to love Thee, I will 
at least rejoice that there are so many others who 
love Thee with their whole hearts. 

4. In particular I rejoice that Thou art loved by 
all angels and all saints in heaven. 

s. With the hearts of all these I unite the love 
of my poor heart. 

6. In a special manner I intend to love Thee with 
the love with which those Saints who loved Thee 
best have loved Thee. 

7. Wherefore I intend to love Thee with the love 
wherewith St Mary Magdalene, St Catherine and 
St Teresa loved Thee. 

8. With the love wherewith St Augustine, St 
Dominic, St Francis Xavier, St Philip Neri and 
St Louis Gonzaga loved Thee. 

9. With the love wherewith thy Holy Apostles, 











ALMIGHTY GOD r- 
especially St Peter, St Paul, and the beloved prs 
ciple, loved Thee. 

10. With that same love wherewith St Joseph the 
great Patriarch loved Thee. Gloria PATRI. 

OREOVER, I intend to love Thee with that 
love wherewith Mary most holy, loved Thee 
when on earth. 

2. In particular with that love wherewith she 
loved Thee when she conceived thy Divine Sow in 
her virgin womb, when she brought Him forth, 
when she suckled Him, and when she saw Him die. 

3. Yet more, Lintend to love Thee with that love 
wherewith she loves Thee, and will love Thee for 
ever in heaven. 

4. But to love Thee worthily, O my Gop of in- 
finite goodness, not even this love suffices. 

5. Wherefore I would love Thee as thy Sow, the 
Divine Word made Man, did love Thee. 

6. As He loved Thee when He was born. 

7. As He loved Thee when He died upon the 
Cross. 

8. As He loves Thee ever in those sacred taber- 
nacles where He lies hid. 

9. And with that love with which He loves Thee 
and will love Thee in heaven for all eternity. 

10. Lastly, I would fain love Thee with that love 
with which Thou lovest thyself; but since that 
is impossible, grant me, O my Gop, of thy tender 
pity, that I may love Thee as far as I know how 
and am able, and as Thou art pleased that I should 
love Thee. Amen and Amen. Gloria PATRI. 

Let us pray. 
GOD, who hast prepared DIE good things 
for them that love Thee, pour into our hearts 
such a desire of thy love, n we, loving Thee in 
all things and above all things, may attain thy 
heavenly promises, which exceed all that we can 
desire. Through Curist our Lorp. Amen. 


16 ALMIGHTY GOD 
16. Prayer. 
i. 40 Days. T.9. 
ii. 100 Years and roo Quarantines, or saying it every 
Saturday for a month. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
OOSEN, O Lorp, we pray Thee, in thy pity, 
the bonds of our sins, and by the intercession 
of the blessed Mary ever Virgin, Mother of Gop, 
St Joseph, the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, 
and all saints, keep us thy servants and our abodes 
in all holiness; cleanse us, our relations, kinsfolk, 
and acquaintances from all vices; adorn us with 
all virtues; grant us peace and health; repel our 
enemies visible and invisible; curb our carnal de- 
sires; give us healthful seasons; bestow thy charity 
upon our friends and our enemies; guard thy holy 
City; preserve our Sovereign Pontiff N.; defend 
all prelates, princes, and Christian people from all 
adversity. Let thy blessing be ever upon us, and 
grant to all the faithful departed eternal rest. 
Through Curist our Lorp. Amen. 


17. Prayer of St Francis Xavier for the 


Conversion of Infidels. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


TERNE rerum o- TERNAL Gop, the 

mnium effector Maker of all things, 
DEUS, memento abs te remember that the souls 
animas infidelium procre- of unbelievers have been 
atas, easque ad imaginem created by Thee, .and 
et similitudinem tuam that they have been 
conditas. Ecce, DoMINE, made after thy own 
in opprobrium tuum his image and likeness. Be- 
ipsis infernus impletur. hold, O Lorp, to thy 
Memento Jesum Fitium dishonour, with these 
tuum pro illorum salute very souls hell is filled. 


16Leo XII, Pr. Ma. July 9. 1828. 
17 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. May 24, 1847. 








ALMIGHTY GOD 


atrocissimam subiisse ne- 
cem. Noli, quaso, Do- 
MINE, ultra permittere, ut 
FiLiUS tuus ab infidelibus 
contemnatur; sed preci- 
bus sanctorum virorum et 
Ecclesia sanctissimi Fi- 
Lu tui Sponsz placatus, 
recordare — misericordia 
tue, et oblitus idolola- 
trie et infidelitatiseorum, 
effice ut ipsi quoque agno- 
scant aliquando quem 
misisti DoMINUM JESUM 
CHRISTUM, qui est salus, 
vita, et resurrectio no- 
stra; per quem salvati et 
liberati sumus: cui sit 
gloria per infinita szecula 
seeculorum. Amen. 


18. Prayer for Peace. 
i. roo Days. T.Q. 


17 
Remember, O Gop, that 
for their salvation thy 
SON JESUS CHRIST un- 
derwent a most cruel 
death. O Lorp, suffer 
not that thy Son be de- 
spised by unbelievers; 
but, appeased by the 
prayers of holy men 
and of the Church, the 
Spouse of thy most holy 
SON, remember thy own 
pity, and, forgetting 
their idolatry and their 
unbelief, bring to pass 
that they may at length 
acknowledge thy Son 
Jesus Curist, who is 
our salvation, life, and 
resurrection, through 
whom we are saved and 
set free; to whom be 
glory from age to age 
without end. Amen. 


. ii, Plenary once a month. I, 11, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


A pacem, DomINE, 
in diebus nostris: 
quia non est alius qui 
pugnet pro nobis nisi tu, 
Deus noster. 
X. Fiat pax in virtute 
tua. 
Hr. Et abundantia in tur- 
ribus tuis. 


IVE peace, O Lonp, 

in our days; for 
there is none other that 
fighteth for us, but only 
Thou, our Gop. 
V. Let there be peace in 
thy strength, O Lorn. 
ky. And plenty in thy 
strong places. 


18 Pius IX, May 18, 1848. 


18 ALMIGHTY GOD 


Oremus. 

EUS, a quo sancta 

desideria, recta con- 
silia, et justa sunt opera: 
da servis tuis illam, quam 
mundus dare non potest, 
pacem: ut et corda nostra 
mandatis tuis dedita, et 
hostium sublata formi- 
dine, tempora sint tua 
protectione tranquilla. 
Per Curistum DoMINUM 


Let us pray. 

GOD, from whom 

proceed all holy de- 
sires, all right counsels 
and just works; grant 
unto us thy servants 
that peace which the 
world cannot give, that 
our hearts may be de- 
voted to thy service, 
and that, being delivered 
from the fear of our ene- 


nostrum. Amen. mies, we may pass our 
time in peace under thy 
protection. Through 


Curistour LoRD. Amen. 


19. Offerings for the Beginning of the Day and 


for Mass. 
i. Three Years, once a day for each prayer. 
ii. Plenary, to those who say both the prayers every day 
or a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


At the Beginning of the Day. 

LORD Gop Almighty, behold me prostrate 

before Thee in order to appease Thee, and to 
honour thy Divine Majesty, in the name of all 
creatures. But how can I do this who am myself 
but a poor sinner? Nay, but I both can and will, 
knowing that Thou dost make it thy boast to be 
called FATHER of mercies, and for love of us hast 
given thy only-begotten SoN, who sacrificed Him- 
self upon the Cross, and for our sake doth con- 
tinually renew that sacrifice of Himself upon our 
altars. And therefore do I—sinner, but penitent; 
poor, but rich in Jesus Cnnisr— present myself 
before Thee, and, with the love of angels and of 
all thy saints, and with the tender affection of 

19 Pius IX, Br. April 11, 1860; May s, 1890. 





ALMIGHTY GOD 19 
the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer to Thee 
in the name of all creatures the Masses which 
are now being celebrated, together with all 
those which have been celebrated, and which 
shall be celebrated to the end of the world. 
Moreover, I intend to renew the offering of them 
every moment of this day and of all my life, that I 
may thereby render to thy infinite Majesty an hon- 
our and a glory worthy of Thee, thus to appease 
thy indignation, to satisfy thy justice for our many 
sins, to render Thee thanks in proportion to thy 
benefits, and to implore thy mercies for myself and 
for all sinners, for all the faithful, living and dead, 
for thy whole Church, and principally for its visi- 
ble Head, the Sovereign Pontiff, and lastly for 
all poor schismatics, heretics, and infidels, that 
they also may be converted and save their 
souls. 

During, or (tn the case of priests) before Mass. 
TERNAL Farner, I offer to Thee the sacrifice 
which thy beloved Son Jesus made of Himself 

upon the Cross, and which He now renews upon 
this altar; I offer it to Thee in the name of all 
creatures, together with the Masses which have 
been celebrated, and which shall be celebrated in 
the whole world, in order to adore Thee, and to 
give Thee the honour which Thou dost deserve, to 
render to Thee due thanks for thy innumerable 
benefits, to appease thy anger, which our many 
sins have provoked, and to give Thee due satisfac- 
tion for them; to entreat Thee also for myself, for 
the Church, for the whole world, and for the blessed 
souls in purgatory. Amen. 


20. An Offering. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


20 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. April 30, 1860. 
C2 


20 ALMIGHTY GOD 
TERNAL FaruHzn, we offer Thee the Blood, 
Passion, and Death of JEsus CHnisT, and the 
sorrows of the most holy Mary and St Joseph, in 
payment for our sins, in suffrage for the holy souls 
in purgatory, for the wants of our holy Mother the 
Church, and for the conversion of sinners. Amen. 


21. A Morning Offering. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month, during the month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


TERNAL Gop, behold me prostrate before the 

immensity of thy majesty. I humbly adore Thee, 
and offer Thee all my thoughts, words, and works 
of this day. I intend to do everything for love of 
Thee, for thy glory, and for the fulfilment of thy 
divine will; in order to serve, praise, and bless 
Thee, to be enlightened in the mysteries of our 
holy faith, to secure my salvation, and to hope in 
thy mercy; to satisfy the divine justice for my many 
grievous sins, to assist the holy souls in purgatory, 
and to obtain the grace of a true conversion for all 
sinners. I desire, in fine, to do everything in union 
with that most pure intention which JEsus and 
Mary had during life, and which the saints now 
have in heaven, and the just on earth. Would that 
I could write down this intention with my own 
blood, and repeat it as often as there be moments 
in eternity! O my Gop, accept my goodwill; grant 
me thy holy blessing and efficacious grace never to 
commit a mortal sin throughout the course of my 
life, but particularly on this day, on which I desire 
and purpose to gain all the indulgences which it is 
possible for me to gain, and to be present in spirit 
at all the Masses which will be celebrated to-day in 
the whole world, that I may apply them to the holy 
souls in purgatory, and free them from all pain. 


Amen. 
?1 Pius IX, Br. September 6, 1867. 








ALMIGHTY GOD 2I 
22. An Act of Faith. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MY Gop! I believe in Thee; I believe all that 

Thou hast revealed, and that the holy Catholic 
Church proposes for my belief. I believe, first, that 
the most blessed Virginis truly the Mother of God; 
I believe firmly, and with all certainty, that she is 
at the same time mother and virgin, and that she. 
is free from even the least actual sin. I also believe 
most firmly, and with all certainty, that by a sin- 
gular grace and privilege of Almighty Gop, in 
view of the merits of Jesus Curist, the Saviour of 
the human race, Mary was, in the first instant of 
her conception, preserved free from all stain of 
original sin. I believe most firmly and with all cer- 
tainty that when the Roman Pontiff speaks ex 
cathedra—that is, when, fulfilling the office of chief 
pastor and teacher of all Christians, he, in virtue 
of his supreme and apostolic authority, defines a 
doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by 
the universal Church—by the divine assistance, 
promised him in the person of St Peter, possesses 
that infallibility with which the divine REDEEMER 
wished his Church to be endowed when defining 
matters of faith or morals; and, therefore, that 
such definitions of the Roman Pontiff are, of them- 
selves, and not from the consent of the Church, 
irreformable. I believe all this, because thy holy 
Church, which is the pillar and ground of truth, 
which has never erred and can never err, proposes 
it to be believed. 


23. Prayer of St Bonaventure. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


22 Pius IX, Aff. January 10, 1871. 
?3 Pius IX, Res. aut. April 11, 1874. 


22 ALMIGHTY GOD 


OMINE sancte, PATER 

omnipotens, zeterne 
Deus, propter tuam lar- 
gitatem et FiLH tui, qui 
pro me sustinuit passio- 
nem et mortem, et matris 
ejus excellentissimam 
sanctitatem, atque beati 
Francisci, etomnium san- 
€torum merita, concede 
mihi peccatori, et omni 
tuo beneficio indigno, ut 
te solum diligam, tuo 
amore semper sitiam, be- 
neficium passionis con- 
tinuo in corde habeam, 
meam miseriam recogno- 
scam, et ab omnibus con- 
culcari et contemni cupi- 
am: nihil me contristet 
nisi culpa. Amen. 


24. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 


HOLY - Lonp, al- 

mighty FATHER, 
eternal Gop! through 
thy liberality and that 
of thy Son, who for me 
endured suffering and 
death, through the sur- 
passing holiness of His 
Mother, and through 
the merits of blessed 
Francis, and or all the 
saints, grant me, a sin- 
ner, undeserving of all 
thy benefits, that I may 
love Thee alone, and al- 
ways thirst for thy love; 
that I may constantly 
feel in my heart the 
benefit of thy Passion; 
that I may acknowledge 
my misery, and desire 
to be trampled upon and 
despised by all men; that 
nothing but sin may sad- 
den my heart. Amen. 


(See Instructions, p. 1 ) 
LORD Almighty, who permittest evil to draw 
good therefrom, hear our humble prayers, and 
grant that we remain faithful to Thee unto death. 
Grant us also, through the intercession of most 
holy Mary, the strength ever to conform ourselves 


to thy most holy Will. 


25. Prayer of St Ignatius. 


300 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
?4 Pius IX, June 15, 1862; Leo XIII, July 19, 1879. 


?5 Leo XIII, May 26, 1883. 


ALMIGHTY GOD 


USCIPE Domine uni- 

versam meam liberta- 
tem. Accipe memoriam, 
intellectum atque volun- 
tatem omnem. Quidquid 
habeo vel possideo mihi 
largitus es: id tibi totum 
restituo, ac tua prorsus 
voluntati trado guber- 
nandum. Amorem tui so- 
lum cum gratia tua dones, 
et dives sum satis, nec 
aliud quidquam ultra pos- 
co. 


25 
AKE, O Lorp, all 
my liberty. Receive 

my memory, under- 

standing, and entire 
will. Thou hast bestow- 

ed on me whatever I 

have or possess: I give 

all back to Thee, and 
deliver it to Thee to be 
entirely subject to thy 
will. Only grant me thy 
love and thy grace, and 

I am rich enough and 

ask for nothing more. 





26. Prayer. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


HOU seest, O Lorp, how on all sides the 

. winds are let loose upon us, and the sea is 
growing rough with the violent commotion of the 
waves. Do Thou, we beseech Thee, who alone art 
able, command the winds and the waves. Restore 
to mankind that true peace which the world can- 
not give, the peace which comes of good order. 
Let men impelled by thy grace return to a right 
and orderly course of life, practising again, as they 
ought, love towards Gop, justice and charity in 
dealing with their neighbour, temperance and self- 
control in their own lives. May thy kingdom come, 
and may those who now vainly and laboriously 
seek for truth and salvation, far removed from 
Thee, understand that they must live as thy ser- 
vants in subjection to Thee. Thy laws show forth 
thy justice and paternal gentleness, and to enable 
us to keep them, Thou dost freely supply by thy 
grace the ready means. The life of man on earth is 
a warfare, but ** Thou dost thyself behold the strife, 

26 Leo XIII, January r9, 1889. 


24 ALMIGHTY GOD 

Thou dost help man to conquer, raise him when 
he falls, and crown him when he is victorious."— 
pt Aup IPs 


2/. Prayer. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
LORD, who in the mystery of the glorious 
Transfiguration of thy Divine SoN, didst deign 
to make resplendent the truth of the holy Catholic 
Faith, and to confirm miraculously, by thy very 
word, spoken from a cloud, our perfect adoption 
as thy sons; we humbly beg of Thee to grant that 
we may in truth become coheirs of this same King 
of Glory, and share in thy everlasting happiness. 
Amen. 


28. Prayer for the Supreme Pontiff. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 

LORD, in union with millions of believers, 

and prostrate here at thy feet, we pray Thee 
to save, defend, and long preserve the Vicar of 
CurisT, the Father of the glorious society of souls, 
our own Father. To-day and every day he prays 
for us, fervently offering to Thee the sacred victim 
of love and peace. Turn then, O Lonp, thy loving 
eyes upon us, who forgetful as it were of ourselves 
pray now above all things for him. Unite our 
prayers with his, and receive them into the bosom 
of thy infinite mercy, as a most sweet perfume of 
that living and efficacious charity, in which the 
children of the Church are united to their FATHER. 
All that he asks of Thee to-day we too ask for with 
him. Whether he sorrows or rejoices, or when he 
hopes or offers the victim of love for his people, 
we would be united with him. We desire that the 
utterance of our souls should be one with his. 


27Leo XIII, December 14, 1889. 28 Leo XIII, May 8, 1896. 








ALMIGHTY GOD 25 
Mercifully grant, O Lonp, that no one of us be far 
from his mind and heart during the hour of his 
prayer, and when he offers to Thee the sacrifice of 
thy blessed Son. And in the moment that he, our 
most revered Pontiff, holding in his hands the very 
body of JEsus CuristT, shall say to the people over 
the Chalice of benediction the words: The peace 
of the Lord be ever with you, do Thou, O Lonp, 
cause thy most sweet peace to descend with a new 
and manifest power into our hearts, and upon all 
the nations of mankind. Amen. 


29. Ejaculation of Resignation to the Will of 
God. 
i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a year, to all who say it daily. Ldidv. 
iii. Plenary, Zu articulo mortis (at the point of death), t 
those who, during life, shall have frequently recited this 
Ejaculation, provided that, worthily disposed, they accept 
death with resignation from the hands of Gop. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
IAT, laudetur, atque AY the most just, 
in aternum superex- most high, and 
altetur justissima, altis- most adorable will of 
sima, et amabilissima Gopbeinallthingsdone, 
voluntas DEr in omnibus. praised, and magnified 


for ever. 
30. Ejaculation. 
50 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
DEus meus et omnia! My Gop, and my all! 


3l. Invocation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Y Gop, grant that I may love Thee, and as 
the sole reward of my love, grant that I may 
ever love Thee more and more. 


29 Pius VIT, DE 19, 1818. 30 Leo XIII, Mav 4, 1888. 
31 Leo XIII, March 15, 1899. 


26 ALMIGHTY GOD 
32. Ejaculation. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month, during the month. I, II, 111, 1V. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


My Gop, my only good, Thou art all mine; grant 
that I may be all thine. 


33. Ejaculation. 
50 Days. T.Q. (If said devoutly on hearing a blasphemy.) 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Deus sit benedictus. Blessed be Gop. 


34. Ejaculation. 
300 Days. T.Q.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


My Gop, unite all minds in the truth and all hearts 
in charity. 


32 Leo XIII, Br. March 13, 1902. 33 Pius X, November 28, 1903. 
34 Pius X, January 21, 1905 ; May 30, 1908. 








HL the HOLY GHest 


27 


35. The Hymn and Sequence. 


p too, Days for each. Jy. T: 


ii. 300 Days, on Whit Sunday, and its octave for either. Iv. 
iii. Plenary, once a month for one, or other. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


LVI es 
ENI, Creator Spirt- 
TUS, 
Mentes tuorum visita, 
Imple superna gratia 
Que tu creasti pectora. 


Qui diceris PARACLITUS, 
Altissimi Donum DE1, 
Fons vivus, Ignis, Chari- 
tas, 

Et spiritalis Unctio. 


Tu, septiformis munere, 
Digitus Paterna dexte- 
re, 

Tu rite promissum Pa- 
TRIS, 

Sermone ditans guttura. 


Accende lumen sensibus, 
Infunde amorem  cordi- 
bus, 

Infirma nostri corporis 
Virtute firmans perpeti. 


OME OO "Creator 
SPIRIT blest! 
And in oursouls take up 
thy rest; 
Come, with thy grace 
and heavenly aid, 
To fill the hearts which 
Thou hast made. 


Great PARACLETE! 
Thee we cry: 

O highest gift of Gop 
most high! [love! 
O fount of life! O fire of 
And sweet Anointing 
from above! 


fto 


Thou in thy sevenfold 
gifts art known! 

Thee, Finger of Gop’s 
hand, we own; 

The promise of the Fa- 
THER Thou! 

Who dost the tongue 
with pow'r endow. 


Kindle our senses from 
above, 

And make our hearts 
o'erflow with love ; 
With patience firm, and 
virtue high, 

The weakness of our 
flesh supply. 


35 Pius VI. Br. May 26, 1796. 


28 EME HOLY GIIOST 


Hostem repellas longius, 
Pacemque dones proti- 
nus; 

Ductore sic te previo 
Vitemus omne noxium. 


Per te sciamus da Pa- 
TREM, 

Noscamus atque FILium, 
Teque utriusque SPiRi- 
TUM 

Credamus omni tempore. 


Deo Patri sit gloria 
Ejusque soli Fiio, 

Cum Spiritu Paraclito 
Nunc et per omne szecu- 
lum. Amen. 


Temp. Pasch. 

Dro Patri sit gloria, 
Et FiLIo, qui a mortuis 
Surrexit, ac Paraclito, 
In saeculorum saecula. 


Amen. 
Sequence. 
ENI, SANCTE SPIRI- 
TUS, 


Et emitte coelitus 
Lucis tuze radium. 


Farfrom us drive the foe 
we dread, 

And grant us thy true 
peace instead ; 

So shall we not, with 
Thee for guide, 

Turn from the path of 
life aside. 


O, may thy grace on us 
bestow [to know, 
The FATHERand the SoN 
And Thee, through end- 
less times confess'd, 

Of Bothth’eternal Spirit 
blest. 


All glory, while the ages 
run, [the Son, 
Be to the FATHER and 
Thes same, :O  HoEr 
GuosT, to Thee, 

Now and through all 
eternity. Amen. 


Paschal Time. 

All glory while the ages 
run [the Son, 
Be to the FATHER and 
Who rose from death; 
the same to Thee, 

© Hoty GHosr, eter 
nally. 


OLY Spirit! Lorp 
of light! 
From thy clear celestial 
height, 
Thy pure beaming radi- 
ance give: 








TII HOLY GIOSE 


Veni, PATER pauperum; 
Veni, dator munerum; 
Veni, lumen cordium. 


Consolator optime, 
Dulcis hospes anime, 
Dulce refrigerium. 


In labore requies, 
In z:estu temperies, 
In fletu solatium. 


O lux beatissima, 
Reple cordis intima 
Tuorum fidelium. 


Sine tuo numine 
Nihil est in homine, 
Nihil est innoxium. 


Lava quod est sordidum, 
Riga quod est aridum, 
Sana quod est saucium. 


29 
Come, Thou FATHER of 
the poor! 
Come, with treasures 


which endure! 
Come, Thou Light of all 
that live! 


Thou, of all consolers 
best, 
Visiting 
breast, 
Dost refreshing peace 
bestow; 


the troubled 


'Thou in toil art comfort 
sweet; 

Pleasant coolness in the 
heat; 

Solace in the midst of 
woe. 


Light immortal! Light 
Divine! 
Visit Thou these hearts 
of thine, 


And our inmost being 
fill: 


If Thou take thy grace 
away, 

Nothing pure in man 
will stay ; 

All his good is turn'd to 
ill. 

Heal our wounds—our 
strength renew; 

On our dryness pour thy 
dew; 

Wash the stains of guilt 
away: 


30 THE HOLY GHOST 
Flecte quod est rigidum, Bend the stubborn heart 
Fove quod est frigidum, and will; 
Rege quod est devium. Melt the frozen, warm 
tHe chum 
Guide the steps that go 


astray. 
Da tuis fidelibus Thou, on those who 
In te confidentibus evermore 
Sacrum septenarium. Thee confess and Thee 
adore, 


In thy sevenfold gifts, 
descend : 


Da virtutis meritum, Give them comfort when 
Da salutis exitum, they die; 
Da perenne gaudium. Give them life with Thee 


Amen... Ol high; 
Give them joys which 
never end. Amen. 


36. Novena of the Holy Ghost. 

i. 300 Days, each day. 

ii. Plenary, once during the Novena or eight succeeding 
days. 1, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Novena may be made at any time, with any form of 
prayers approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. 


37. Novena for Pentecost. 

i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, each day. 

ii. Plenary, once during the Novena, Feast or Octave. 1, 
I lv. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Novena may be made publicly or privately, and 
the same Indulgences are granted for special prayers said 
every day during the Octave. Any prayers to the Horv 
GHOST may be used. 


38. Gloria Patri seven times. 
To obtain the Seven Gifts, for the Propagation of the 
Faith, and for the intention of the Pope. 
Seven Days. Iv. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


36 Pius IX, Res. January 5, 1849; November 26, 1876. 
37 Leo XIII, Br. May 5, 1895; Enc. May 9, 1897. 
38 Pius IX, Prop. March 12, 1857. 





ILHPBEHOLY GIHOSE 


39. Prayer for the Church. 


300 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


CREATOR SANCTE 

SPIRITUS, adesto pro- 
pitius Ecclesize Catholicze, 
eamque contra inimico- 
rum incursus tua superna 
Virtutes robora: et^ con- 
firma; tua caritate, et gra- 
tia spiritum famulorum 
tuorum, quos unxisti, re- 
nova, ut in te clarificent 
PATREM FiLiUMque ejus 
unigenitum JESUM CHRI- 
STUM DOMINUM nostrum. 
Amen. 


HOLY. SPIRIT: 
CREATOR, be propi- 
tious to the Catholic 
Church; &ands by thy 
heavenly power make 
it strong and secure 
against the attacks of 
its enemies; and renew 
in charity and grace the 
spirit of thy servants, 
whom Thou hast anoin- 
ted, that they may glori- 
fy Thee and the FATHER 
and his only begotten 
SON, JESUS CHRIST, our 
Lorp. Amen. 


40. Prayer for the Propagation of the Faith. 


100 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. r.) 


Erk) US *5ANGCTE, 

Spiritus veritatis, veni 
in corda nostra; da popu- 
lis claritatem lucis tue, 
He un hder unitate. tibl 
complaceant. 


HOLY Spirit, Spi- 

rit of Truth, come 
into our hearts; shed 
the brightness of thy 
light on all nations, that 
they may be onein Faith 
and pleasing to Thee. 


4]. Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple, etc. 


300 Days. T.Q. 
ENI SancTE SPIRI- 
TUS, reple tuorum 

corda fidelium, et tui a- 

moris in eis ignem ac- 

cende. 


39 Leo XIII, August 26, 1889. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OVE? = On: Hoey 
GnuosT, fill the 
hearts of thy faithful, 
and kindle in them the 
fire of thy love. 
40 Leo XIII, July 31, 1897. 


41 Pius X, May 8, 1907. 


THE HOLY GHOST 
$2. Chaplet of the Holy Spirit. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, on the Feast, or "during the Octave, of Pente- 
cost, for all who make a practice of this Devotion. I, 1, 
III, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Short Act of Contrition. 

GRIEVE, O my Gop, for having sinned against 

Thee, because Thou art so good; and with the 
assistance of thy grace I will never sin again. 

Come, O Creator Spirit blest, e/c. (‘See 5. 27.) 
VY. Send forth thy SPrRIT, and they shall be created. 
Ry. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. 
Let us pray. 

GOD, who didst instruct the hearts of the 
faithful by the light of the Hoty Spirit, grant 
us in the same SPIRIT to be truly wise and ever to 
rejoice in His consolation, through Jesus CHRIST 
our LoRD. Amen. 
First Mystery. JESUS was conceived of the Virgin 
Mary by the power of the Horv Guost. 
Meditation. **'The Horv Spirit shall descend upon 
thee, and the power of the most high shall over- 
shadow thee, and therefore the Holy one that 
shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of 
Gop” (S7 Luke i, 35). 
Application. Pray earnestly for the help of the 
divine Spirit and, through the intercession of 
Mary, for grace to imitate the virtues of JEsus 
CurisT, who is the example of all virtue, and 
so to be conformed to the image of the Son of 
Gop. PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times. 
SECOND Mystery. The Spirit of Gop rests upon 
JESus. 
Meditation. ** Jesus being baptized came forth im- 
mediately from the water, and behold the Heavens 
were opened, and He saw the Spirit of Gop de- 
scend like a dove, and coming, stand over Him” 
(S¢ Mat. iii, 16). 
42 Leo XIII, Br. March 24, 1g02. 





THE HOLY GHOST 33 
Application. Hold in the highest esteem the price- 
less gift of sanctifying grace, which the Horv 
Spirit infused into your heart in Baptism. Keep 
the promises to the observance of which you have 
bound yourself. By continual exercise, increase 
Faith, Hope and Charity. Live always as becomes 
children of Gop, and members of his true Church, 
in order that after this life has run its course, you 
may be worthy to receive your heavenly inherit- 
ance. PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times. 
THIRD MysTERY. JESUS was conducted by the 
SPIRIT into the desert. 
Meditation. ** But Jesus, full of the Hoty Spirit, 
retired from the Jordan, and was conducted by the 
SPIRIT into the desert for forty days; and was 
tempted by the Devil" (S7 Luke iv, t, 2). 
Application. Be always grateful for the seven gifts 
given to you by the Hoty Spirit in Confirmation; 
for the spirit of wisdom and understanding, of 
counsel and fortitude, of knowledge and piety, and 
of the fear of the Lonp. Faithfully adhere to your 
divine Guide, acting manfully in all the dangers 
of this life and in temptation, as becomes a perfect 
Christian and a brave athlete of JEsus Cunisr. 
PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times. 
FourtH Mystery. The Hoty Spirit in the Church. 
Meditation. **And suddenly there was a sound 
from Heaven as of a mighty wind coming where 
they were assembled; and they were all filled with 
the Hoty Spirit, and began to discourse of the 
wonderful works of Gop” (Aéis ii, 2, 4, 11). 
Application. Thank Gop for making you a child of 
his Church which the divine SPrRIT, sent into the 
world on the day of Pentecost, ever vivifies and 
rules. Hear and obey the Supreme Pontiff, who by 
the assistance of the Hoty Spirit is the infallible 
teacher, and the Church, which is the pillar and 


foundation of truth. Hold fast her doctrines, main- 
D 


34 THE HOLY GHOST 

tain her cause, defend her rights. PATER and Ave 
once, Gloria seven times. 

FirtH Mystery. The Hoty Spirit in the soul of the 
just man. 

Meditation. ** Do you not know that your members 
are the temple of the Horv Spirit, who is in you" 
(1 Cor. vi, 19). 

** Do not extinguish the Spirit” (1 ZZess. v, 19). 

*'And grieve not the Horv Spirir of Gop, 

whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemp- 
tion” (Zphes. iv, 30). 
Application. Be ever mindful of the Hoty Spirit 
who is in you, and watch with all possible care 
over purity of soul and body. Faithfully obey his 
divine inspirations, so as to gather therefrom the 
fruits of the Sprrir: Charity, joy, peace, benignity, 
goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, 
continency, chastity. PATER and Ave once, Gloria 
seven times. 

End with the Creed, as a profession of faith, and 
PATER and Ave once according to the intention of the 
Pope. 

43. Prayer to the Holy Spirit. 
300 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

HOLY Spirit, divine spirit of light and love, 

I consecrate to Thee my understanding, heart 
and will, my whole being for time and for eternity. 
May my understanding be always submissive to 
thy heavenly inspirations, and to the teaching of 
the Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infal- 
lible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with 
love of Gop and of my neighbour; may my will be 
ever conformed to the divine will, and may my 
whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and 
virtues of our LorpD and SAviouR JESUS CHRIST, 
to whom with the FATHER and Thee be honour 
and glory for ever. Amen. 

43 Pius X, June 5, 1908. 








IV. JESUS CHRIST 
44. Rosary of Our Lord. 


This Rosary is composed of the Pater, said thirty-three 
times in remembrance of the thirty-three years He lived on 
earth, and of the Ave five times in honour of his five most 
holy wounds; the first three of which are said, one at the 
beginning of each of the three divisions comprising the 
Pater said ten times; of the two remaining one Ave is 
said before saying Pater noster thrice in conclusion, and 
the other after saying them. This Rosary finishes with the 
Credo in honour of the holy Apostles. 

In order to gain the following Indulgences it is necessary 
that— 

1. The Rosary be blessed by the Reverend Fathers of the 
Camaldolese Order, either hermits or monks, or else by those 
who have apostolical authority to bless them. 

2. Every one saying this Rosary should, according to his 
capacity, meditate on the mysteries of the life of our LORD 
JESUS CHRIST. 

i. 200 Years, every time, when said after confession, or at 
least with firm resolution to confess. 

ii. 150 Years, to anyone who carries about him one of 
these Rosaries, and says it every Monday, Wednesday, 
and Friday, and also on all feasts of obligation. I, 1. 

iii. Plenary, once a year, to anyone who has made a prac- 
tice of saying it at least four times a week. I, II. 

iv. Plenary, once a month. 1, II, IV. 

v. Plenary, at the point of death, to anyone who shall then 
invoke in his heart, if he cannot do so with his lips, the most 
holy Name of JESUS; provided he has said this Rosary once 
during his illness with the intention of gaining this Indul- 
gence; in the event of his recovery, he gains 200 Years. 

vi. 20 Days, to anyone who shall carry about him one of 

these Rosaries, and invoke the adorable Name of JEsus 
after he has made an examination of conscience with con- 
trition for his sins, and said thrice the Pater and thrice the 
Ave for the good estate of the Church. 
Ec 320 Vears"L IV. 
viii. 10 Years, to anyone who, having about him this Rosary, 
shall say thrice the Pater and thrice the Ave, as often as 
he does any spiritual or temporal good work in honour of our 
LorpD JEsus CHnisT,the Blessed Virgin Mary, or some saint, 
or for the good of his neighbour. 

ix. 200 Years, on the days of the Stations in Rome, to those 
who carry about them one of these Rosaries. Ifin Rome, they 
must visit the church of the Station, or if out of Rome, some 
other church. But in either case, if the visit cannot be made, 

44Clement X, Br. July 20, 1674; Leo XII, August 11, 1824. 
D2 


36 JESUS CHRIST 


the recitation of this Rosary, together with the Penitential 
Psalms, the Litanies and prayers, may be substituted. 
* Plenary on Fridays in March. 1, r1, 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Begin with an acl of contrition. 
First DECADE. 
Seis Archangel Gabriel makes known to Mary 
the Incarnation of the Divine Word in her 

pure womb. Ave Maria. 

1. The Son of Gop made man is born of Mary 
the Virgin in a stable. PATER noster. 

2. The Angels rejoice and sing Glorza tn excelsis 
Deo. PATER noster. 

3. The shepherds hear the Angels’ tidings, and 
come and adore Him. PATER noster. 

4. He is circumcised the eighth day, and called 
by the most holy Name of JEsus. PATER noster. 

5. Is adored by the Magi with offerings of gold, 
frankincense, and myrrh. PATER noster. 

6. Is presented in the Temple, and foretold to be 
the Saviour of the world. PATER noster. 

7. Flees from the persecution of Herod, and is 
carried into Egypt. PATER noster. 

8. Herod finds him not, and murders the Inno- 
cents. PATER noster. 

9. He is carried back by Joseph and his Mother 
into Nazareth, his home. PATER noster. 

10. Disputes in the Temple with the doctors, 
being twelve years old. PATER noster. 

(Add Eternal rest, eZc., zf said for the departed, 
See p. 361.) 

SECOND DECADE. 
Jesus is most obedient to the Blessed Virgin his 
Mother, and to St Joseph. Ave Maria. 

1. When thirty years old, He is baptized by John 
in the Jordan. PATER noster. 

2. Fasts forty days in the desert, and overcomes 
the tempter. PATER noster. 











JESUS CHRIST 

3. Practises and preaches his own holy law, 
whereby 1s life eternal. PATER noster. 

. 4. Calls his disciples, who forthwith leave all 
and follow Him. PATER noster. 

5. Works his first miracle of changing water 
into wine. PATER noster. 

6. Heals the sick, makes the lame to walk, gives 
hearing to the deaf, sight to the blind, life to the 
dead. PATER noster. 

7. Converts sinful men and women, and pardons 
their sins: PATER noster. 

8. When the Jews persecute Him even unto 
death, He chastises them not, but sweetly chides 
them. PATER noster. 

9. Is transfigured on Mount Thabor, in the pre- 
sence of Peter, James and John. PATER noster. 

IO. Enters triumphant into Jerusalem sitting on 
an ass's colt, and drives the profaners from the 
Temple: PATER noster. 

(Eternal rest, efc., as above.) 
THIRD DECADE. 
Jesus takes leave of his most holy Mother before 
He goes to die for our salvation. Ave Maria. 

1. Celebrates the last Paschal Supper, washes 
the Apostles’ feet. PATER noster. 

2. Institutes the most holy Sacrament of the 
Eucharist. PATER noster. 

3. Prays in the garden, sweats blood, and is 
comforted by an angel. PATER noster. 

4. Is betrayed by Judas with a kiss, is taken and 
bound by the officers of justice as a great male- 
factor. PATER noster. 

5. Is falsely accused, is buffeted and spit upon, 
and shamefully used before four tribunals. PATER 
noster. 

6. Looks tenderly on Peter after he had thrice 
denied Him, and converts him; whilst Judas de- 
spairs, hangs himself, and is lost. PATER noster. 


38 JESUS CHRIST 

7. Is cruelly scourged at the pillar, and receives 
innumerable blows. PATER noster. 

8. Is crowned with thorns, shown to the people, 
who cry, Crucify Him! Crucify Him! PATER noster. 

9. Is condemned to die, carries the heavy cross 
with grievous pain upon his shoulders to Mount 
Calvary. PATER noster. 

IO. Is crucified between two thieves, dies after 
three hours' most painful agony, is wounded in 
the side with a lance, and is buried. PATER noster. 

(Eternal rest, eZc., as above.) 
Jesus rises the third day, and visits first of all Mary 
his most holy Mother. Ave Maria. 

1. Appears to the three Marys, and bids them 
tell the disciples they have seen Him risen from the 
dead. PATER noster. 

2. Appears to the disciples, shows them his 
most holy Wounds, makes Thomas touch them. 
PATER noster. 

3. The fortieth day after his resurrection, blesses 
most holy Mary his Mother and all his disciples; 
then ascends into heaven. PATER noster. 

Let us pray to the most holy Virgin to obtain 
for us also the blessing of her divine Son JEsus 
CHRIST, now and at the hour of our death. Ave 
Maria. 

(Eternal rest, ezc., as above.) 
Then say the Credo zn honour of the holy Apostles. 


45. Invocation of the Holy Name. 

i. 50 Days, every time anyone says to another: 
Laudetur JEsus Curis- PraisedbeJEsus Cunisr. 
TUS. 
or answers: Amen, or, 

In szecula. For evermore. 

ii. 25 Days, every time anyone invokes the most holy 
Name of JEsus. 

iii. Plenary, at the point of death, to anyone who has 
had the devout practice of saluting and answering as above, 
45 Clement XIII, September 5, 1759. 














JESUS CHRIST 


or of invoking often the said most holy Name, provided 
that he then invokes this holy Name at least in his heart, if 
he is unable to do so with his lips. 


The same Indulgences to preachers and others who ex- 
hort the faithful to salute each other in this way, and to in- 
voke frequently the most holy Names of JEsUS and Mary. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


46. Hymns and Psalms in Honour of the Holy 


Name. 

To those who recite certain psalms whose initial letters 
compose the most holy Name of JEsus, together with cer- 
tain hymns and prayers: 

i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. T.Q. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. 1, II, IV. 

iii. Plenary, on the Feast of the most holy Name of JEsus 
(the Second Sunday after Epiphany) to all who say them 
frequently in the course of the year. I, II, Iv. 

iv. Plenary, on the Feast of the Circumcision of our LORD 
Jesus CHRIST, January r, and the Feast of Jesus the Naza- 
rene, October 23, for those who say them for a month to- 
gether. I, II, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


HyMNw. 
ESU, dulcis memoria, 
Dans vera cordi gaudia: 
Sed super mel, et omnia, 
Ejus dulcis preesentia. 


Nil canitur suavius, 

Nil auditur jucundius, 

Nil cogitatur dulcius, 

Quam Jesus, De! Filius. 
JESU, spes pcenitentibus, 
Quam pius es petentibus! 
Quam bonus te querentibus! 
Sed quid invenientibus! 


Nec lingua valet dicere, 
Nec littera exprimere: 
Expertus potest credere, 
Quid sit JESUM diligere. 

46 Pius VII, June 13, 1815; Nov. 13, 1821. 


40 JESUS CEIKIST 
Sis, JESU, nostrum gaudium, 
Qui es futurum premium! 
Sit nostra in te gloria, 
Per cuncta semper szecula. Amen. 


J. Ant. In Nomine JEsv. 
UST. XCIX. 

UBILATE Dro omnis terra: * servite DomMINo 

in letitia. 

Introite in conspectu ejus, * in exultatione. 

Scitote, quoniam DowiNs ipse est Deus: * ipse 
fecit nos, et non ipsi nos. 

Populus ejus, et oves pascuz ejus: * introite 
portas ejus in confessione, atria ejus in hymnis; 
confitemini illi. 

Laudate nomen ejus, quoniam suavis est Dowr- 
NUS, in zeternum misericordia ejus: * et usque in 
generationem et generationem veritas ejus. 

Gloria PATRI, et FiLIo, ezc. 

Ant. In Nomine JEsu omne genu flectatur ccele- 
stium,terrestrium, et infernorum. 

E. Ant. Ego autem. 

UAI. XIX. 
XAUDIAT te Dominus in die tribulationis: * 
protegat te nomen DEI Jacob. 

Mittat tibi auxilium de sancto: * et de Sion tue- 
atur te. 

Memor sit omnis sacrificii tui: * et holocaustum 
tuum pingue fiat. 

Tribuat tibi secundum cor tuum: * et omne con- 
silium tuum confirmet. 

Letabimur in salutari tuo: * et in nomine DEI 
nostri magnificabimur. 

Impleat Dominus omnes petitiones tuas: * nunc 
cognovi, quoniam salvum fecit DoMiNUS christum 
suum. 

Exaudiet illum de ccelo sancto suo: * in potenta- 
tibus salus dexterze ejus. 











TESUS CHRIST 41 

Hi in curribus, et hi in equis: * nos autem in 
nomine Domini DEI nostri invocabimus. 

Ipsi obligati sunt, et ceciderunt: * nos autem 
surreximus, et erecti sumus. 

DoMINE, salvum fac regem: * et exaudi nos in 
die, qua invocaverimus te. 

Gloria PATRIS ecc. 

Ant. Ego autem in DoMiNo gaudebo, et exultabo 
in DEo JEsu meo. 

S. Ant. Sanctum et terribile. 
Psalm. Xi. 

ALVUM me fac, DoMINE, quoniam defecit san- 

ctus, * quoniam diminuta sunt veritates a filiis 
hominum. 

Vana locuti sunt unusquisque ad proximum 
suum: * labia dolosa, in corde, et corde locuti 
sunt. 

Disperdat Dominus universa labia dolosa, * et 
linguam magniloquam. | 

Qui dixerunt: linguam nostram magnificabimus, 
labia nostra a nobis sunt: * quis noster DoMINUS 
est? 

Propter miseriam inopum, et gemitum, paupe- 
rum, * nunc exurgam, dicit DoMiNUS. 

Ponam in salutari: * fiducialiter agam in eo. 

Eloquia Domini eloquia casta, * argentum igne 
examinatum, probatum terre, purgatum septu- 
plum. 

Tu, DoMINE, servabis nos, et custodies nos * a 
generatione hac in zeternum. 

In circuitu impii ambulant: * secundum altitu- 
dinem tuam multiplicasti filios hominum. E 

Gloria PATRE e/c. 

Ant. Sanctum, et terribile Nomen ejus: initium 
sapientize timor DOMINI. 

U. Ant. Vocabis Nomen ejus JESUM. 


42 JESUS CHRIST 

Psalm, xà. 
SQUEQUO, DowiNE, oblivisceris me in fi- 
nem? * usquequo avertis faciem tuam a me? 

Quamdiu ponam consilia in anima mea, * dolo- 
rem in corde meo per diem? 

Usquequo exaltabitur inimicus meus super me? 
* respice, et exaudi me, DoMiNE DEUS meus. 

Illumina oculos meos, ne unquam obdormiam in 
morte; * nequando dicat inimicus meus: prevalui 
adversus eum. 

Qui tribulant me, exultabunt, si motus fuero: 
ego autem in misericordia tua speravi. 

Exultabit cor meum in salutari tuo: cantabo 
DomINo, qui bona tribuit mihi, * et psallam no- 
mini DowiNt altissimi. 

Gloria PATRI, ezc. 

Ant. Vocabis Nomen ejus JESUM: ipse enim sal- 
vum faciet populum suum a peccatis eorum. 

S. Anf. Sitivit anima mea. 
Psalm, cxxviii. 

AEPE expugnaverunt me a juventute mea: * 

dicat nunc Israel. 

Sepe expugnaverunt me a juventute mea: * ete- 
nim non potuerunt mihi. 

Supra dorsum meum fabricaverunt peccatores: * 
prolongaverunt iniquitatem suam. 

DoMINUS justus concidit cervices peccatorum: * 
confundantur, et convertantur retrorsum omnes, 
qui oderunt Sion. 

Fiant sicut foenum tectorum, * quod priusquam 
evellatur, exaruit. 

De quo non implevit manum suam, qui metit, * 
et sinum suum, qui manipulos colligit. 

Et non dixerunt, qui preteribant: Benedictio 
DominI super vos: * benediximus vobis in nomine 
Douirnr. 

Gloria PATRI, ezc. 

Ant. Sitivit anima mea ad Nomen sanéctumtuum, 
DomINE. 


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JESUS CHRIST 43 
Hymn. 
ESU, Rex admirabilis 
Et triumphator nobilis, 
Dulcedo ineffabilis, 
Totus desiderabilis. 


Quando cor nostrum visitas, 
Tunc lucet ei veritas; 

Mundi vilescit vanitas, 

Et intus fervet charitas. 


Jesu, dulcedo cordium, 
Fons vivus, lumen mentium, 
Excedens omne gaudium 

Et omne desiderium. 


JESUM omnes agnoscite, 
Amorem ejus poscite; 
JESUM ardenter queerite, 
Querendo inardescite. 


Te nostra, JESU, vox sonet, 
Nostri te mores exprimant: 

Te corda nostra diligant 

Et nunc, et in perpetuum. Amen. 


Y. Sit nomen Domini benedictum. 
Hy. Ex hoc nunc, et usque in seculum. 
Oremus. 
EUS, qui Unigenitum FiLiUM tuum consti- 
tuisti humani generis Salvatorem, et JESUM 
vocari jussisti: concede propitius; ut cujus sanctum 
Nomen veneramur in terris, ejus quoque aspectu 
perfruamur in ccelis. Per eumdem Curistum Do- 
MINUM nostrum. Amen. 


47. Prayer for a Holy Death. 


goo Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
IVINE Jesu, Fit IVINE Jesus, in- 
DEI incarnate, qui carnateSoNof Gop, 
pro nostra salute in sta- who for our salvation 
bulo nasci, vitam in pau- didst vouchsafe to be 
47 Pius IX, June ro, 1856. 


44 


pertate, eerumnis et mi- 
seria degere, et in crucis 
doloribus mori dignatus 
es, divino tuo PATRI dic, 
quaso, in momento mor- 
tis meze: Pater zgnosce et, 
dic matri tuz dilecte: 
Ecce filius fuus; dic ani- 
mz mez: Z7od:e eris me- 
cum Zn Paradiso. DEus 
meus, DEus meus, ne de- 
relinquas me in illa hora. 
2/20: utique, DEUS meus, 
anima mea sitit ad te, qui 
es fons aquarum viven- 
tium. Vita mea preeterit 
velut umbra ; adhuc modi- 
cum et consummata erunt 
omnia. Quapropter, O 
SALVATOR mi adorabilis, 
ex hocmomentoinomnem 
aeternitatem, 272 manus 
£uas commendo spiritum 
meum. DOMINE JESU, ac- 
cipe animam meam. A- 
men. 


48. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. 


JESUS CHRIST 


born in a stable, to pass 
thylife in poverty, trials, 
and misery, and to die 
amid the sufferings of 
the Cross, I entreat Thee 
in the hour of my death, 
saytothy divineFATHER: 
** Father, forgive him"; 
say to thy beloved Mo- 
ther: **oeAold thy son"; 
say to my soul: ''ZAzs day 
thou shalt be with me zn 
Paradise." My Gov, my 
Gop, forsake me not in 
that hour. 5 ^ 720: 57s 
truly, my Gop, my soul 
thirsts after Thee, who 
art the fountain of living 
waters. My life passes 
like a shadow; yet a 
little whileand all will be 
consummated. Where- 
fore, O my adorable Sa- 
VIOUR, from this mo- 
ment, for all eternity, 
'* zudo thy hands I com- 
mend my spirit." LORD 
JESUS, receive my soul. 
Amen. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


JESU, vivensin Maria, 

veni et vive in famulis 

tuis, in SPIRITU sanctita- 
tis tue, in plenitudine 
virtutis tuz, in veritate 
48 Pius IX, Pr. Ma 


Jesus, who dost live 

in Mary, come and 
live in thy servants, in 
the spirit of thine own 
holiness, in the fullness 
. October 14, 1859. 








JESUS CHRIST 


virtutum tuarum, in per- 
fectione viarum tuarum, 
in communione Mysteri- 
orum tuorum, dominare 
omni adversze potestati in 
SPIRITU tuo ad gloriam 
PATRIS. Amen, 


49. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 


23 
of thy power, in the re- 
ality of thy virtues, in 
perfection of thy ways, 
in the communion of thy 
Mysteries; have Thou 
dominion over every ad- 
verse power, in thine 
own SPIRIT, to the glory 
of thy FATHER. Amen. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


CLEMENTISSIME JESU, 

salus, vita, resurre- 
étio nostra tu solus es. Te 
ergo quaesumus ne dere- 
linquas nos in angustiis 
et perturbationibus nos- 
tris, sed per agoniam 
cordis tui sanctissimi et 
per dolores matris tuze 
immaculata tuis famulis 
subveni, quos pretioso 
sanguine redemisti. 


50. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 


MosT compassion- 

ate JEsus! Thou 
alone art our salvation, 
our life, and our resur- 
rection. We  implore 
Thee, therefore, do not 
forsake us in our needs 
and afflictions, but by 
the agony of thy most 
Sacred Heart, & by the 
sorrows of thy immacu- 
late Mother, succour thy 
servants whom Thou 
has redeemed by thy 
most Precious Blood. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GOOD Jesu! O most tender JEsu! O most 
sweet JESU! O JEsu, Son of Mary the Virgin, 


full of mercy and kindness! O sweet JEsu, accord- 
ing to thy great mercy, have pity on me! O most 
merciful Jesu, I entreat Thee by that Precious 
Blood of thine, which Thou didst will to pour forth 
for sinners, to wash away all my iniquities, and to 


49 Pius }IX, October 6, 1870. 50 Pius IX, November 26, 1876. 


46 JESUS CHRIST 

look upon me, poor and unworthy as I am, asking 
humbly pardon of Thee, and invoking this holy 
Name of JEsus. O Name of JEsus, sweet Name! 
Name of JEsus, Name of joy! Name of JEsus, Name 
of strength! Nay, what meaneth the Name of 
Jesus but Saviour? Wherefore, O Jesus, by thine 
own holy Name, be to me JEsus, and save me. 
Suffer me not to be lost—me, whom Thou didst 
create out of nothing. O good JEsv, let not my 
iniquity destroy what thy almighty goodness made. 
O sweet JESU, recognize what is thine own, and 
wipe away from me what is not of Thee! O most 
kind Jesu, have pity on me while it is the time of 
pity, and condemn me not when it is the time of 
judgment. The dead shall not praise Thee, Lonp 
Jesu, nor all those who go down into hell. O most 
loving Jesu! O Jesu, most longed for by thine 
own! O most gentle Jesu! Jesu, Jesu, JEsu, let me 
enter into the number of thine elect. O JEsu, sal- 
vation of those who believe in Thee; JEsu, conso- 
lation of those who fly to Thee. Jesu, Son of Mary 
the Virgin, pour into me grace, wisdom, charity, 
chastity, and humility, that I may be able perfectly 
to love Thee, to praise Thee, to enjoy Thee, to 
serve Thee, and make my boast in Thee, together 
with all those who invoke thy Name, which is 
JESUS. Amen. 


51. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas. 
(To be said before study or class.) 


300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
ONCEDE mihi, mi- MERCIFUL Gop, 
sericors DEUS, que grant that I may 


tibi placita sunt ardenter eagerly desire, carefully 

concupiscere, prudenter search out, truthfully 

investigare, veraciter ag- acknowledge, and ever 

noscere et perfecte adim- perfectly fulfil all things 
51 Leo XIII, June 21, 1879. 











JESUS CHRIST A7 


plere ad laudem et glo- 
riam nominis tui. Amen. 


which are pleasing to 
Thee, to the praise and 
glory of thy Name. A- 
men. 


52. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas. 


(Before writing, preaching, etc.) 


200 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


REATOR ineffabilis, 

qui de thesauris sapi- 
entize tuze tres angelorum 
hierarchias designasti et 
eas super celum empy- 
reum miro ordine collo- 
casti, atque universi par- 
tes elegantissime dispo- 
suisti. Tu inquam, qui 
verus fons luminis et sa- 
pientiz diceris ac super- 
eminens principium, in- 
fundere digneris super 
intellectus mei tenebras 
tuae radium claritatis, du- 
plices, in quibus natus 
sum, a me removens te- 
nebras, peccatum scilicet 
et ignorantiam. Tu, qui 
linguas infantium facis 
disertas, linguam meam 
erudias, atque in labiis 
meis gratiam tuae bene- 
dictionis infunde. Da mihi 
intelligendi acumen, re- 
tinendi capacitatem, ad- 
discendi modum et facul- 
tatem, interpretandi sub- 
tilitatem, loquendi gra- 


INEFFABLE Cre- 

ATOR, who, of the 
treasures of thy wisdom 
hast formed the nine 
choirs of Angels, and 
set them on high above 
theheavens in a wonder- 
ful order, and hast ex- 
quisitely fashioned and 
knit together all parts of 
the universe; do Thou, 
who art the true foun- 
tain and one principle 
of light and wisdom, 
deignto shed the bright- 
ness of thy light upon 
the darkness of my un- 
derstanding, and thus 
to disperse the twofold 
darkness of sin and ig- 
norance wherein I was 
born. O Thou, who 
makest eloquent the 
tongues of babes, in- 
struct my tongue, and 
pour forth on my lips 
the grace of thy bless- 
ing. Grant me acuteness 
in understanding what 


52 Leo XIII, February 21, 1880. 


48 JESUS CHRIS. 


tiam copiosam; ingres- 
sum instruas, progressum 
dirigas, egressum com- 
pleas, tu, qui es | verus 
Deus et homo. Qui vivis 
et regnas in seacula se- 
culorum. Amen. 


I read, power to retain 
it, subtiety to discern its 
true meaning, and clear- 
nessand ease inexpress- 
ing it. Do Thou order 
my beginnings, direct 
andfurther my progress, 
complete and bless my 
ending; Thou who art 
true Gop and true Man, 
who livest and reignest 
world without end. A- 
men. 


53. Petitions of St Augustine. 


50 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OMINE Jesu, nove- 
rim me, noverim te, 


Nec aliquid cupiam nisi 
Le. 
Oderim me et amem te. 


Omnia agam propter te. 
Humiliem me, exaltemte. 
Nihil cogitem nisi te. 
Mortificem me et vivam 
in te. 

Quzecunque eveniant ac- 
cipiam a te. 


Persequar me, sequar te. 


Semperque optem sequi 
te. 


ORD Jesus, may I 
know myself and 
know Thee. 
And desire nothing save 
only Thee. 
May I hate myself and 
love Thee. 
May I do everything for 
the sake of Thee. 
May I humble myself 
and exalt Thee. 
May I think of nothing 
exCeDIL T Hee 
May I die to myself and 
live in Thee. 
May I receive whatever 
happens as from Thee. 
May I banish self and 
follow Thee. 
And ever desire to fol- 
low Thee. 


53 Leo XIII, Br. September 25, 1883. 











emm 


JESUS CHRIST 49 
Fugiam me, confugiam May I fly from myself 
ad te. and fly to Thee, 
Ut merear defendi a te. That I may deserve to 
be defended by Thee. 
Timeam mihi, timeam te, May I fear for myselt 
and fear Thee, 
Et sim inter electos a te. And be among those 
: who are chosen by Thee. 
Difidam mihi, fidam in May I distrust myselt 
fe. and trust in Thee. 
Obedire velim propterte. May I be willing to obey 
on account of Thee. 
Ad nihil afficiar nisi ad May I cling to nothing 
fe DUL TO LHP 
Et pauper sim propter te. May I be poor for the 
sake of Thee. 
Aspice me, ut diligam te. Look upon me that I 
may love Thee. 


Voca me ut videam te. Call me that I may see 
Thee, 

Et in eternum fruar te. And ever and ever enjoy 

Amen. Thee. Amen. 


54. Prayer for the Conversion of Scandinavia. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

GOOD Jesus, prostrate at thy feet, we humbly 

implore Thee, by thy most sacred wounds 
and by the Precious Blood which Thou didst 
shed for the salvation of the whole world, that 
Thou wouldst deign to cast a look of pity on 
the peoples of Scandinavia, seduced from the 
Faith for so many centuries, and plunged in the 
darkness of heresy, separated from thy Church, 
deprived of the participation of the adorable Sac- 
rament of thy Body and Blood, and of the other 
sacraments instituted by Thee, as the refuge of 
souls in life and in death. Remember, O REDEEMER 


54 Leo XIII, April 18, 1885. _ 
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50 JESUS CHRIST 

of the world, that for these souls too Thou didst 
suffer bitter death, with the loss of all thy blood. 
Bring back, O good Shepherd, these wandering 
sheep of thine to the one fold and to the healthy 
pastures of thy Church, so that they may form 
with us one flock, tended by Thee, and by thy. 
Vicar on earth, the supreme Pontiff, whom, in the 
person of the Apostle St Peter, Thou didst com- 
mission to feed thy sheep and thy lambs. Graciously 
hear, O good Jrsus, the prayers which we offer 
Thee with the most lively trust in the love of thy 
Sacred Heart, and to thy most holy Name be 
praise, glory, and honour, world without end. 
Amen. 


55. Devotion to the Holy Name. 
i. 300 Days. T.Q. 

ii. Plenary, on the Sunday after the Epiphany, if said daily, 
to all who visit a church where the Feast of the Holy Name 
is being celebrated. 1, II, 1v. 

iii. Plenary, to all who assist at the annual requiem for those 
who were devout to the holy Name. I, 11, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Gloria PATRI and May the holy Name of Jesus 
be infinitely blessed, //ve Zzmes. 
56. Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Kee eleison. ORD, have mercy 
onus. 

CHRISTE eleison. CHRIST, have mercy on 
us. 

KvnrE eleison. LoRp, have mercy on us. 

Jesu, audi nos. Jesus, hear us. 

JESU, exaudi nos. JESUS, graciously hearus 

PATER de ccelis DEus, mi- Gop the FATHER of hea- 

serere nobis. ven, have mercy on us. 

Fitt REbEMPTOR mundi Gop the Son, REDEEM- 

DEUS, miserere nobis. ER of the world, have,edzc. 


55 Pius X, November 26, 1906. 56 Leo XIII, January 16, 1886 








JESUS CHRIST 51 


SPIRITUS SANCTE DEus, 
Sancta  Innitas, unus 
Deus, 

Jesu, Fir: DE! vivi, 


Jesu, splendor PATRIs, 


Jesu, candor lucis eter- 
na, 

Jesu, Rex gloriz, 
Jesu, sol justitize, 
Jesu, Fili Mariz Vir- 
ginis, 

Jesu amabilis, 

Jesu admirabilis, 


'SIqou 9J9J9ST]A 


Jesu, Deus fortis, 
Jesu, PATER futuri szeculi, 


JESU, magni consilii An- 
gele, 

JESU potentissime, 

JESU patientissime, 

Jesu obedientissime, 
JESU, mitis et humilis 
corde, 

JESU, amator castitatis, 
JESU, amator noster, 
Jesu, Deus pacis, 

Jesu, auctor vite, 

Jesu, exemplar virtutum, 


Jesu, zelator animarum, 
Jesu, Deus noster, 


JEsv, refugium nostrum, 
JESU, pater pauperum, 


Gop the Hoty Guost, 
Holy Trinity, one Gop, 


Jesu, Son of the living 
Gop, 

Jesus, splendour of the 
FATHER, 

Jesus, brightness ot 
eternal light, 

Jesus, King of glory, 
Jesus, sun of justice, 
JESUS, on Oh the 
Virgin Mary, 

JESUS, most amiable, 
Jesus, most admira- 
ble, 

Jesus, the mighty Gop, 
Jesus, the Father of the 
world to come, 

Jesus, the “Angers or 
great counsel, 

Jesus, most powerful, 
JESUS, most patient, 
Jesus, most obedient, 
Jesus, meek and hum- 
ble of heart, 

Jesus, lover of chastity, 


‘sn uo AoIOW DAR] 


. Jesus, lover of us, 


Jesus, the Gop of peace, 
Jesus, the Author of life, 
Jesus, the example of 
virtues, 
Jesus, the zealous lover. 
of souls, 
Jesus, our Gop, 
JESUS, our refuge, 
Jesus, the father of the 
poor, 

E2 


52 
Jesu, thesaure fidelium, 
| < 
Jesu, bone pastor, a 
| $ 
Jesu, lux vera, o 
JESU, sapientia eterna, © 
- 
. . . o 
Jesu, bonitas infinita, zg. 


JESU, via et vita nostra, 


Jesu, gaudium Angelo- 
rum 
Jesu, Rex Patriarcharum, 


Jesu, Magister Apostolo- 
rum 


Jesu, Doctor Evange- 
listarum, 

Jesu, fortitudo Marty- 
rum, 

Jesu, lumen Confesso- 
rum, 


Jesu, puritas Virginum, 


Jesu, corona Sanctorum 
omnium, 

Propitius esto, parce no- 
bis, JESU. 
Propitius 
nos, JESU. 
Ab omni malo, libera nos, 
JESU. 

Ab omni peccato, libera 
nos, JESU. 

Ab ira tua, 

Ab insidiis diaboli, - 


esto, exaudi 


JESUS CHRIST 


JEsus, the treasure or 
the faithful, 
Jesus, the good shep- 
herd, » 
Jesus, the true light, ? 
JESUS, «the eternal 3 
wisdom, a 
. JESUS, infinite good- x 
ness, 


JESUS, our way and | z 
our life, 

Jesus, the joy of An- 
gels, 

Jesus, the King of Pa- 
triarchs, 

Jesus, the Master ot 
the Apostles, 

Jesus, the Teacher ot 
the Evangelists, 

JEsus, the strength ot 
Martyrs, 

Jesus, the light of Con- 
fessors, 
JESsus, 
Virgins, 
Jesus, the crown of all 
Saints, 

Be merciful unto us, 
spare us, O Lonp JESUS. 
Be merciful unto us, 
hear us, O Lonp JESUS. 
From all evil, JEsus, de- 
liver us. 

From all sin, JESUS, de- 
liver us. 

From thy wrath, 

From the snares of the 
devil, 


the purity ot 








JESUS CHRIST 


A spiritu fornicationis, 


A morte perpetua, 

A neglectu inspirationum 
tuarum, 

Per mysterium sancte 
Incarnationis tue, 

Per Nativitatem tuam, 


kg 
Per Infantiam tuam, o 
Per divinissimam vi- 3 
tam tuam, = 
Per labores tuos, m 

dus 
Per agoniam et pas- 2 


sionem tuam, 
Per crucem et gere uos 
nem tuam, 

Per languores tuos, 

Per mortem et sepultu- 
ram tuam, 

Per Resurrectionem tu- 
am, 

Per Ascensionem tuam, 
Per gaudia tua, 

Per gloriam tuam, 
AGNUS DEI, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, parce nobis, 
JESU. 


AGNUS DEI, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, exaudi nos, 
JESU. 


AGNUS DEI, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, miserere no- 
bis, JEsv. 


From the spirit of for- 
nication, 

From everlasting death, 
From the neglect of thy 
inspirations, 

Through the mystery of 
thy holy Incarnation, 
Through thy Nati- 


vity, cx 
Through thy infancy, 5 
Through thy most § 
divine life, E 
Through thy  la- 9. 
bours, < 
Through thy Agony ^" 
and Passion, z 


Through thy Cross 
and dereliction, 
Through thy sufferings, 
Through thy Death and 
burial, 

Through thy Resurrec- 
tion, 

Through thy Ascension, 
Through thy joys, 
Through thy glory, 
LAMB of Gop, who ta- 
kest away the sins of 
the world, JESUS, spare 
us. 

LAMB of Gop, who ta- 
kest away the sins of 
the world, JEsus, gra- 
ciously hear us. 

LAMB of Gop, who ta- 
kest away the sins of 
the world, have Rar 
on us. 


54 
JESU, audi nos. 
JESU, exaudi nos. 


Oremus. 

OMINEJESU CHRISTE, 

qui dixisti: Petite, et 
accipietis ; querite, et in- 
venietis; pulsate, et ape- 
rietur vobis: quzesumus, 
da nobis petentibus di- 
vinissimi tui amoris af- 
fectum, ut te toto corde, 
ore et opere diligamus, et 
a tua nunquam laude 
cessemus. 


Sancti Noministui, Do- 
MINE, timorem pariter et 
amorem fac nos habere 
perpetuum,quianunquam 
tua gubernatione desti- 
tuis quos in soliditate tuze 
dilectionis instituis. Qui 
vivis et regnas. 


JESUS CHRIST 


Jesus, hear us. 
Jesus, graciously hear 
us. 
Let us pray. 

Lorp JEsus CuRIST, 

who hast said: Ask, 
and ye shall receive; 
seek, and ye shall find; 
knock, and it shall be 
opened unto you; grant, 
we beseech Thee, to our 
most humble supplica- 
tions, the gift of thy 
most divine love, that 
we may ever love Thee 
with our whole hearts, 
words, and works, and 
never cease praising 
'Thee, 

O. LORD, sive Hs 3 
perpetual fear as well as 
love of thy holy Name, 
for Thou never ceasest 
to govern those whom 
thou foundest upon the 
the solidity of thy love. 
Who livest, ezc. 


57. Prayer for Grace to do the Will of God. 


200 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
RANT me, most kind Jesus, thy grace, that 
: it may abide with me, labour with me, and 
persevere with me to the end. 
Grant me ever to desire and to will that which 
is the more acceptable to Thee, and pleases Thee 


more dearly. 


97 From the Zmi/tation of Christ, ii, 15; v, 3. Leo XIII, February 27, 1886. 








JESUS CHRISTE 55 
May thy will be mine, and my will ever follow 
thine, and be in closest accord with it. 
May it be my one care to will and to be unwilling 
with Thee, and may I be unable to will or not will 
anything but what Thou willest or willest not. 


58. Prayer for the Preservation of Faith. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


My REDEEMER, will that terrible moment ever 

come, when but few Christians will be found 
animated with a spirit of faith? that moment when, 
provoked to indignation, Thou wilt remove from 
us thy protection? The vices, the evil habits of our 
children, have perhaps irrevocably moved thy 
justice this very day to vengeance! O Thou who 
art the author and finisher of our faith, we conjure 
Thee, in the bitterness of our hearts, humbled and 
contrite, not to permit the beautiful light of faith 
to be extinguished in us. Be mindful of thy mercies 
of old, cast acompassionate regard upon that vine 
which Thou hast planted with thy right hand, 
which was bedewed with the sweat of the Apostles, 
watered with the precious blood of thousands upon 
thousands of martyrs and the tears of so many 
generous penitents, and made fruitful by the 
prayers of so manyconfessors and innocent virgins. 
O divine Mediator, have regard for those zealous 
souls who incessantly raise their hearts to Thee 
and pray for the maintenance of that most precious 
treasure, the true Faith. Suspend, O must just Gop, 
the decree of our reprobation, turn away thine eyes 
from our sins, and fix them on the adorable blood, 
shed upon the Cross as the price of salvation, and 
daily pleading for it, on our behalf, upon our altars. 
Oh, preserve us in the true Catholic Roman Faith. 
Infirmities afflict us, annoyances wear us away, 
misfortunes oppress us: but preserve to us thy 

88T eo XIII, April rr, 1888. 


56 JESUS CHRIST 

holy faith; for, endowed with this precious gift, we 
shall willingly bear every sorrow, and nothing can 
affect our happiness. On the other hand, without 
this supreme treasure of the faith, our misfortunes 
will be unspeakable and immense. O good Jzsus, 
author of our faith, keep it pure; keep us safe 
within the bark of Peter, faithful and obedient to 
his successor, thy Vicar here on earth, that so the 
unity of holy Church may be preserved, holiness 
fostered, the Holy See kept free and protected, 
and the universal Church extended, to the advan- 
tage of souls. O Jesus, author of our faith, humble 
and convert the enemies of thy Church; bestow on 
all Kings and Christian Princes, and on all the 
faithful, peace and true unity; strengthen and main- 
tain all in thy holy service, to the end that we may 
live by Thee and diein Thee. Ah! my JEsus, author 
of our faith, in Thee I would live, and in Thee would 
I die. Amen. 


59. Prayer for the Love of God. 
50 Days, twice a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

My Jesus, Thou well knowest that I love 

Thee; but I do not love Thee enough: Oh! 
make me to love Thee more. O Love which burnest 
always and is never extinguished, my Gop, Thou 
who art Charity itself, kindle in my heart that 
divine fire which consumes the Saints and trans- 
forms them into Thee. Amen. 


60. Prayer in Honour of the Holy Family. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


T, AC nos, Domine JEsu, RANT us, O Lorp 

Sancte Familie tue Jesus, faithfully to 

exempla jugiter imitari, imitate the examples ot 

ut in hora mortis nostre, thy Holy Family, so that 

occurrente gloriosa Vir- in the hour of our death, 
59 Leo XIII, February 6, 1893. 60 Leo XIII, March 25, 1897. 











DIESUS.CIHIIRDST 
g.ne Matretua cum beato in the company of thy 
Joseph, per te in aeterna glorious Virgin Mother 
tabernacula recipi mere- and St Joseph, we may 
amur. - deserve. to. be received 
by Thee into eternal ta- 
bernacles. 


61. Ejaculation. 
100 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. r. 


My JEsus, mercy! 


62. Ejaculation of St Jerome Emilian. 
isto Days; T/O. 

ii. Plenary, on the feast of the Sab July 20, from first 
Vespers, or during the octave, if said at least once a day 
fora vear. D I]. IIS IV. 

(See Instructions, p. r.) 
ULCISSIME: JEsu, WERTESI Jesus: 
non sis mihi Judex be to me not a judge 


sed SALVATOR. but a SAVIOUR. 


63. Ejaculation. 
so Days. T.Q. For saying or inducing others to say the 
following. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
JESU; DEUS meus, super. JESUS, my 'Gob;, *1 love 


omnia amo te. Thee above all things. 


64. Ejaculation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Jesu, fili David, miserere JEsus, Son of David, 
mei (Luc. xviii, 38). have mercy on me. 


65. Ejaculation. 
100 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


O LoRp, preserve to us the Faith. 


61 Pius IX, September 24, 1846. 

62 Pius IX, August 11, 1851. November 29, 1853 

63 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. May 7, 1854. 64 Leo XIII, February 27, 1886. 
65 Pius X, March 2o, 1908. 


58 TESUS CHRIST 
66. Ejaculation. 


5o Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
SALVATOR mundi, mise- SAviouR of the world, 


rere nobis. have mercy on us. 


67. Ejaculation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ULCISSIME Jesu, OST sweet JEsus, 

da mihi fidei, spei et increase my faith, 

caritatis augmentum, cor hope, and charity, and 

contritum et humiliatum. give me a humble and 
contrite heart. 


68. Prayer to Jesus our Redeemer. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, HI, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


() JESUS, Son of the living Gop, my SAvIOUR 
and REDEEMER, behold us prostrate at thy feet. 
We beg pardon, and make this act of reparation 
for all the blasphemies uttered against thy holy 
Name, for all the outrages committed against 
Thee in the most holy Sacrament of the altar, for 
all irreverence shown to thy most blessed and im- 
maculate Mother, and for all the calumnies spoken 
against thy spouse, our holy Mother, the Catholic 
Church. O Jesus, who didst say: whatever you 
shall ask the FATHER Zn my Name, that I will do, 
we pray and beseech Thee for our brethren who 
are living in danger of sin, that Thou wouldst pre- 
serve them from the seductions of apostasy. Save 
them who stand over the abyss; give them light 
and knowledge of the truth, power and strength 
in the conflict against evil, and perseverance in 
faith and active charity. And therefore, most mer- 
ciful Jesus, do we pray to the FATHER in thy Name, 


66 Leo XIII, February 2r, 1891. 67 Leo XIII, Septemt 
68 Leo XIII, May 13, 1903. 9 ptember 13, 1893. 








JESUS CHRIST 59 
with whom Thou livest and reignest, in the unity 
of the Hoty Spirit, world without end. Amen. 


69. Invocation. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Jesus and Mary, znvoked with the heart, tf not with 
the lips. 


70. Prayer for the Conversion of Sinners. 
300 Days. T.Q.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


LORD Jesus, most merciful Saviour of the 

world, we beg and beseech Thee, through thy 
most Sacred Heart, that all wandering sheep may 
now return to Thee, the Shepherd and Bishop of 
their souls. Who livest and reignest with Gop the 
FATHER and the Hoty Spirit, Gop for ever and 
ever. Amen. 


71. Prayer to our Lord. 
goo Days, once a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


UNCREATED Word, exemplar and creator 

of all things, redeemer of men, who didst be- 
stow on blessed Albert a powerful mind to con- 
template all beings in their dependence one on an- 
other, from Gop and his infinite perfections to the 
constellations of Heaven, and the most minute of 
terrestrial creatures with all their wonderful quali- 
ties; grant that I too may understand, according 
to the humble proportion of my intellectual gifts, 
the bond which binds together the human sciences 
in their diversity, and the mutual assistance they 
can render one another in their common service of 
the one truth. Then shall I value them all, as well 
as those who cultivate the various branches of 
them, and I shall summon up in desire the blessed 


69 Pius X, October ro, 1904. 70 Pius X November 22, 1905. 
71 Pius X, March 15, 1907. 


60 JESUS CHRIST 

hour when all the learned shall agree to place their 
persevering labours, their acquired knowledge, 
and their many discoveries at the service of the 
Faith. I beg this favour of Thee, O Lonp, for thy 
glory, for the honour of thy holy Church, and for 
the salvation of souls purchased by thy Precious 
Blood. Amen. | : ; 


72. Prayer to Jesus, Lover of Children. 
300 Days, once a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


JESUS, friend of children, who from thy most 

tender years didst grow visibly in wisdom and 
in grace before Gop and men; who at the age of 
twelve wast seated in the Temple, in the midst of 
the doctors, listening to them attentively, humbly 
asking them questions, and exciting their admira- 
tion by the prudence and wisdom of thy discourse; 
who didst receive so willingly the children, bless- 
ing them and saying to thy disciples: Lez them 
come to Me, for of such ts the Kingdom of Heaven, 
inspire me as Thou didst inspire Blessed Peter 
Canisius, model and guide of the perfect Catechist, 
with a profound respect and a holy affection for 
childhood, a taste and a marked devotion for in- 
structing them in Christian doctrine, a special 
aptitude in making them understand its mysteries 
and love its beauties. I ask this of Thee, through 
the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary. Amen. 

72 Pius X, March 15, 1906. 








Vee CHILD IESUS 
73. Christmas Day. To all who say or assist in 
Church at the Divine Office. 


4.100. Years, for n Matins; 2, Mass; 3, 1sb Vespers; 4, 
Second Vespers. I, II. 
ii. 40 Years, for each of the Hours, Prime, Terce, Sext, 
None, and for Compline. I, 11. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


/4. Novena for Christmas. 

i. 300 Days, each day. 

ii. Plenary, on Christmas Day, or during the Novena or 
Octave. I, I, IV. 
| (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
This Novena may be made once more, at any time during 
the year. Any form of prayers may be used. 


/5. Mysteries of the Holy Childhood. 


i. Plenary, on the twenty-fifth of every month, for assist- 
ing at these devotions in public. 1, II, IV. 
ii. 300 Days, once a day on any other day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Y. Incline unto my aid, O Gop. 
ky. O Lonp, make haste to help me. 
y. Glory be to the FATHER, ezc. 
PATER noster. 
I 
ESU, sweetest Child, who didst come down from 
the bosom ot the FATHER for our Salvation, who 
wast conceived by the Hoty Guost, who didst not 
abhor the Virgin’s womb, and, the Word made 
flesh, didst take upon Thee the form of a servant; 
have mercy upon us. 
EH. Have mercy on us, Infant Jesus, have mercy 
on us. Ave Maria. 
II 
ESU, sweetest Child, who, through thy Virgin 
Mother, didst visit Saint Elisabeth, and fill thy 
forerunner the holy Baptist with the Horv Guost, 
sanctifying him whilst yet in his mother's womb; 


73 Sixtus V, Br. October 22, 1586. 
74 Pius VII, Mem., August 12, 1815; Pius VIII, July 9, 1830. 
7 Pius VII, November 23,1819. 


62 SHE CHILD TBSUS 
have mercy upon us. Ry. Have mercy, e£c. Ave 
Maria. 
III 
ESU, sweetest Child, who, shut up for nine 
months in thy Mother's womb, wast looked for 
with eager expectation by Mary and by Joseph, 
and wast offered to Gop the FATHER for the salva- 
tion of the world; have mercy upon us. Ry. Have 
mercy, ecc. Ave Maria. 
IV 
ESU, sweetest Child, born in Bethlehem of 
Mary ever Virgin, swathed in rags, laid in the 
manger, announced by angels, visited by shep- 
herds; have mercy upon us. Ry. Have mercy, ezc. 
Ave Maria. 
O Jesu, born of Virgin bright, 
Immortal glory be to Thee; 
Praise to the FATHER Infinite, 
And Hoty Gnosr eternally. 
V. CHRIST is at hand. 
Ry. Come let us worship. 
PATER noster. 
V 
ESU, sweetest Child, wounded in thy circum- 
cision the eighth day, called by the glorious 
Name of JEsus, and at once by thy Name and thy 
Blood foreshown as the SAviouR of the world; 
have mercy upon us. Ej. Have mercy, e/c. Ave Maria. 
VI 
ESU, sweetest Child, made known to the three 
Magi bya star, adored in the arms of thy Mother, 
presented with the mystic gifts of gold, frankin- 
cense, and myrrh; have mercy upon us. ky. Have 
mercy, efc. Ave Maria. | 
VII 
ESU, sweetest Child, who wast presented in the 
Temple by thy Virgin Mother, who wast em- 
braced by Simeon, and revealed to Israel by Anna 











THE CHILD JESUS 63 
the prophetess; have mercy upon us. ly. Have 
mercy, efc. Ave Maria. 

VIII 
ESU, sweetest Child, whom wicked Herod 
sought to slay, whom Joseph carried with Mary 
into Egypt, who wast taken from a cruel death 
and wast glorified by the blood of innocents; have 
mercy upon us. Ry. Have mercy, efc. Ave Maria. 
O Jesu, etc., as above. Y. and Nj. as above. 
PATER noster. 
IX 
ESU, sweetest Child, who didst dwell in Egypt 
with most holy Mary and the Patriarch holy 
Joseph until the death of Herod; have mercy upon 
us. N. Have mercy, etc. Ave Maria. 
x 
ESU, sweetest Child, who didst return with 
Mary and Joseph out of Egypt into the land ot 
Israel, who didst suffer many toils by the way, 
and didst enter into the city of Nazareth; have 
mercy upon us. Ry. Have mercy, efc. Ave Maria. 
XI 
ESU, sweetest Child, who in the holy house at 
Nazareth didst remain subject to Mary and 
Joseph, didst dwell there most holily, wast wearied 
by poverty and labours, and didst advance in wis- 
dom, age, and grace; have mercy upon us. Ly. 
Have mercy, efc. Ave Maria. 
RI 
ESU, sweetest Child, at twelve years old brought 
to Jerusalem, sought for by Mary and Joseph 
with sorrow, and found with joy after three days 
amongst the doctors; have mercy upon us. Hj. Have 
mercy, ecc. Ave Maria. 
O JESU, ezc., as above. 
For Christmas Day and tts Octave. 
V. The Word was made flesh. Alleluia. 
Ey. And dwelt among us. Alleluia. 


64 BEER CHILD JESUS 
The Alleluia zs omztted during the rest of the year. 
For the Epiphany and tts Octave. 
V. Curist hath manifested Himself to us. Alleluia. 
Ry. Come, let us adore. Alleluia. 
Let us pray. 
LMIGHTY and everlasting Gop, Lorp ot 
heaven and earth, who dost reveal thyself to 
little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, that we, duly 
honouring the holy mysteries of thy Son, the In- 
fant Jesus, and daily imitating Him in our lives, 
may come to the kingdom of Heaven promised by 
Thee to little children. Through the same JEsus 
CHRIST, e£c. Ry. Amen. 


76. Novena for the Twenty-fifth Day of every 
Month. 


One Year, for each day of this Novena, made either in public 
or private, on nine days previous to the 25th day of any 
and each month. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


First Offering. 
TERNAL Faruer, I offer to thy honour and 
glory, and for my own salvation, and for the 
salvation of all the world, the mystery of the Birth 
ot our Divine Saviour. Gloria PATRI. 
Second Offering. 
TERNAL FaruzR, I offer to thy honour and 
glory, and for my eternal salvation, the suffer- 
ings of the most holy Virgin and of St Joseph in that 
long and weary journey from Nazareth to Bethle- 
hem; I offer Thee their pain in finding no place 
wherein to shelter themselves, when the SAVIOUR 
of the world was to be born. Gloria PATRI. 
Third Offering. 
| Done FATHER, I offer to thy honour and 
glory, and for my eternal salvation, the stable 
where JEsus was born, the hard straw which served 
Him for a bed, the cold He suffered, the swaddling- 
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Pare CHILD JESUS 65 
clothes which bound Him, the tears He shed, and 
his tender infant cries. Gloria PATRI. 

Fourth Offering. 

TERNAL Faruzn, I offer to thy honour and 

glory, and for my eternal salvation, the pain 
which the divine Child JEsus felt in his tender 
infant body when He submitted it to the keen knife 
of circumcision; I offer Thee that Precious Blood 
which then first He shed for the salvation of the 
whole race of man. Gloria PATRI. 
Fifth Offering. 

TERNAL Fatuer, I offer to thy honour and 

glory,and for my eternal salvation, the humility, 
mortification, patience, charity and all the virtues 
of the Child Jesus; I thank Thee, and I love Thee, 
and I bless Thee without end, for this ineffable 
mystery of the Incarnation of the divine Word. 
Gloria PATRI. 
W. The Word was made flesh. 
ky. And dwelt amongst us. 
Let us pray. 

GOD, whose only-begotten SoN was made 
manifest to us in the substance of our flesh; 

grant, we beseech Thee, that our souls may be 
inwardly renewed through Him, whom our eyes 
have seen externally like unto ourselves. Wholiveth 
and reigneth with Thee for ever and ever. Amen. 


77. Prayer before the Crib. 
i. 200 Days, once a day, if said in the Basilica of St 
Mary Major. 
ii. 100 Days, once a day, if said anywhere else. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ADORE Thee, O Word Incarnate, true Son of 
Gop from all eternity, and true Son of Mary ever 
Virgin in the fullness of time. When I adore thy 
divine Person, and the Humanity united to thy 
Divinity, I venerate the poor manger which wel- 


77 Pius IX, Br. October 1, 1861. 
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66 THE CHILD JESUS 

comed Thee when an Infant, and which was truly 
the throne of thy love. I prostrate myself before it 
with the simplicity of the shepherds, with the faith 
of Joseph, with the love of Mary. I bow down in 
veneration of this precious memorial of our salva- 
tion with the same spirit of mortification, poverty 
and humility with which Thou, though the LonRD 
of heaven and earth, didst choose for thyself a 
manger wherein to lay thy tender infant limbs. And 
Thou, O Lorp, who in thine Infancy didst deign to 
lay thyself in this manger, vouchsafe also to pour 
into my heart a drop of that joy to which the sight 
of thy lovely Childhood, and the miracles which 
accompanied thy Birth, gave rise. By that holy 
Birth, I now implore Thee to grant to all the world 
peace and goodwill, and in the name of the whole 
human race I render thanks and honour to Gop 
the FATHER, and to Gop the Hoty Spirit, who with 
Thee live and reign one Gop world without end. 
Amen. 


/8. Prayer. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
OST dear Lorp Jesus Curist, who, being 
made an infant for us, wast willing to be 
born in a cave, to free us from the darkness of 
sin, to draw us to thyself, and to inflame us with 
thy holy love ; we adore Thee as our CREATOR and 
REDEEMER, we accept and choose Thee for our King 
and Lorp, and for tribute we offer Thee all the 
affections of our poor hearts. Dear JEsus, our 
LonDp and GoD, deign to accept this offering, and 
that it may be worthy of thine acceptance, pardon 
us our faults, enlighten us, and inflame us with 
that holy fire which Thou camest to bring into the 
world and enkindle in men's hearts. May our 
souls thus become a perpetual sacrifice in thy 
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THE CHILD JESUS 67 
honour. Grant that we may ever seek thy greater 
glory here on earth, so that we may one day 
come to rejoice in thy infinite loveliness in Heaven. 
Amen. 


79. The Month of January. 


i. 300 Days, each day, if the Devotions are public, in a 
church or public chapel. 
ii. 100 Days, each day, if private. 
iii. Plenary, on the last day of the month, for daily at- 
tendance at public devotions. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Some devotion must be practised daily in honour of the 
holy Name of Jesus. 
79 Leo XIII, Br, December 21, r9or. 


F2 


VI. THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. 
80. Novena for Corpus Christi. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, each day. 
ii. Plenary, on the Feast or during the Novena or Octave. 
IDOLIV 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
The Novena may be made privately, with any pious prac- 
tice or publicly with devotions prescribed by the Bishop. 


81. Feast and Octave of Corpus Christi. 

i. 200 Days, on the vigil of the Feast of Corpus CHRISTI, 
to all who, having confessed, shall fast, or do some other 
good work enjoined them by their confessor. I. 

ii. 400 Days, on the feast, to all who, having confessed, 
shall devoutly assist at or be present at First or Second 
Vespers, Matins, or Mass. 160 Days for each of the Little 
Hours—Prime, Terce, Sext, None, and for Compline. 1. 

iii, 200 Days, during the octave, for each Vespers, Ma- 
tins, and Mass. 80 Days, for each of the Little Hours, 
and for Compline. 

iv. 200 Days, for accompanying the procession of the 
Blessed Sacrament on the feast or during the octave, to 
every priest who has said Mass, and to every layman who 
has gone to Communion praying according to the intention 
of the Pope. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


82. Triduo on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 
during the Octave of Corpus Christi. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, each day. 
ii. Plenary, during the Triduo. 1, r1, Iv. 
iii. Plenary, on the Sunday. 1, II, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Theremust be each day a sermon, onthe Holy Eucharist and 
Benediction. And onthe Sunday a sermon, at the parochial 
Mass, on the Gospel and the Holy Eucharist. The devotions 
in the afternoon as above, with special sermon on frequent 
communion, and the 7e Deum before the Zantum ergo. The 
Bishop may transfer the Triduo to another time. 
N.B.—This devotion is primarily for Cathedral Churches, 
but Bishops may order them, and specially the Sunday 
devotions, in other churches. 
Lhe Prayer, Dulcissime JESU, must be said after the 
sermon during exposition on each day. 
80 Pius X, May 8, 1907. 


81 Urban IV, Con. August 11, 1264; Martin V, Con. May 26, 1 > Eu- 
genius IV, Con. May 26, 1433. E doe 
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THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 69 


DULCISSIME Jesu, 

qui in hunc mundum 
venisti, ut omnes animas 
vita ditares gratia tue, 
ad quam in illis servan- 
dam simulque fovendam 
in augustissimo Eucha- 
ristiza Sacramento salu- 
tare pharmacum earum 
infirmitatibus sanandis, 
et cibum divinum debili- 
tati sustinendae temetip- 
sum quotidie prabes, te 
supplices deprecamur, ut 
super eas sanctum tuum 
spiritum benignus effun- 
das; quo repletze, lethali 
labe si que sint inquinatz 
ad te revertentes, vitam 
gratie deperditam  re- 
Cuperent > qua vero, te 
misericorditer largiente, 
jam tibi adhaerent, quo- 
tidie, prout cui dabitur, 
ad tuam ccelestem dapem 
devote accedant, qua ro- 
borate, venialium  cul- 
parum a se quotidie ad- 
missarum antidotum sibi 
comparare, vitamque 
gratie tue alere valeant, 
Sicque magis magisque 
emundata, sempiternam 
in coelis beatitudinem 
consequantur. Amen. 


SWEETEST Je- 

sus, who came 
into this world to enrich 
the souls of all with thy 
grace, and who, in order 
to preserve and increase 
it in them, didst in the 
most august Sacrament 
of the Eucharist, give 
thyself to be a salutary 
remedy for our infir- 
mities and divine food 
to sustain our weak- 
ness; we humbly beg 
of Thee mercifully to 
pour out upon all men 
thy Horv Spirit, which 
may enable them, if 
stained with any mortal 
guilt, to recover the life 
of. grace. lostabyesin, 
and return to Thee; 
while those whothrough 
thy great mercy are 
still united with Thee 
may daily, so far as 
each may be able, ap- 
proach thy heavenly 
table, where they may 
find strength, and an 
antidote for their daily 
faults, may nourish the 
life of grace within 
them, and, being more 
and more purified, may 
attain to everlasting 
happiness in Heaven. 
Amen, 


70 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
83. Corpus Christi. 


Plenary, for every visit, after the fashion of the indulgence 
of the Portiuncula, made on Corpus CHRISTI, from first Ves- 
pers to sunset next day, to a church of the Congregation of 
the Blessed Sacrament. I, II, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


84. Act of Adoration during the Elevation. 
Two Years, if made in church. 
One Year, if made in any other place. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Kneeling in prayer, when the bell rings at a conventual 
or parochial Mass. 


85. Frequent Communion. 

i. Five Years, every time on feast-days. I, II, IV. 

ii. Ten Years, every time they communicate, to those 
who have the good habit of communicating at least once a 
month, onall the Feasts of our LORD, of the Blessed Virgin, 
of the Holy Apostles, and on the birthday of St John Baptist. 

iii. Plenary, once a year, to all such persons, on the day 
when the principal feast of the city or country where they 
may happen to be is celebrated. 1, II, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

N.B.—Those who are daily communicants, even though 
they miss once or twice a week, are not bound to confess 
weekly in order to gain all indulgences, except Jubilees 
(Pius X, February 14, 1906). 


86. Visit during the Forty Hours’ Exposition. 
i. Plenary, once during the Exposition. I, II, IV. 
ii. Ten Years and Ten Quarantines, for each other visit. 
iii. Indulgence of the Privileged Altar, to all thealtars of a 
church during the time of Exposition there. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


87. Visit durin$ Exposition between Septua- 
gesima Sunday and Ash Wednesday. 


Plenary, to all who visit the Blessed Sacrament when ex- 
posed for three days in any church in any one or all of the 
weeks from Septuagesima up to Ash Wednesday ; the same 
to those who shall visit it when exposed on the Thursday 
after Sexagesima Sunday, the day commonly called in Rome 
** Giovedi grasso." t, 1, iV. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


83 Pius X, Br. July 3o, 1906. 81 Gregory XIII, Con. April ro, 1580. 

85 Gregory XIII, April Lan dtd ate ee 

86 Pius IX, November 26, 1876 ; Leo XIII, December 8, 1897 ; Pius VII, 
Card. Vic. May ro, 1807. 


87 Benedict XIV, Br. June 14, 1749; Clement XIII, July 23, 1765. 








THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 71 


88. Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament. 
i. Plenary, on the first Thursday of every month. I, 11, Iv. 
ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on any other 
Thursday. 1, 11, Iv. 
iii. 100 Days, on any other day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Y. We adore Thee, CHnIsT, and we bless Thee. 
Ey. Because by thy holy Cross Thou has redeemed 
the world. 

ADORE Thee, Eternal FATHER, and I give 

Thee thanks for the infinite love with which 
Thou didst deign to send thy only-begotten Son 
to redeem me, and to become the food of my soul. 
I offer Thee all the acts of adoration and thanks- 
giving that are offered to Thee by the angels and 
saints in heaven and by the just on earth. I praise, 
love, and thank Thee with all the praise, love, and 
thanksgiving that are offered to Thee by thine 
own Son in the Blessed Sacrament; and I beg Thee 
to grant that He may be known, loved, honoured, 
praised, and worthily received by all, in this most 
divine Sacrament. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

ADORE Thee, Eternal Son, and I thank Thee 

for the infinite love which caused Thee to become 
man for me, to be born in a stable, to live in 
poverty, to suffer hunger, thirst, heat, cold, fatigue, 
hardships, contempt, persecutions, the scourging, 
the crowning with thorns, and a cruel death upon 
the hard wood of the Cross. I thank Thee, with the 
Church militant and triumphant, for the infinite 
love with which Thou didst institute the most 
blessed Sacrament to be the food of my soul. 

I adore Thee in all the consecrated hosts througn- 
out the whole world, and I return thanks for those 
who know Thee not, and who do not thank Thee. 
Would that I were able to give my life to make 
Thee known, loved, and honoured by all, in this 
sacrament of love, and to prevent the irreverences 

88 Pius VI, Mem. October 17, 1796. 


72 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
and sacrileges that are committed against Thee! 
I love Thee, divine JEsus, and I desire to receive 
Thee with all the purity, love, and affection of thy 
blessed Mother, and with the love and affection of 
thy own most pure Heart. Grant, O most amiable 
spouse of my soul, in coming to me in this most 
holy Sacrament, that I may receive all the graces 
and blessings which Thou dost come to bestow on 
us, and let me rather die than receive Thee un- 
worthily. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

ADORE Thee, Eternal Spirit, and I give Thee 

thanks for the infinite love with which Thou 
didst work the ineffable mystery of the Incarnation, 
and for the infinite love with which Thou didst 
form the sacred body of our Lorp JEsus CHRIST 
out of the most pure blood of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, to become in this Sacrament the food of 
my soul. I beg Thee to enlighten my mind, and 
to purify my heart and the hearts of all men, that 
they all may know this great benefit of thy love, and 
receive worthily this most blessed Sacrament. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
Tantum ergo, wth Versicle and Prayer (See p. 78). 


89. Acts of Adoration and Reparation. 


300 Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I 

ADORE Thee, my JEsus, in the Blessed Sacra- 
ment; I acknowledge Thee, true Gop and true 
Man. By this my act of adoration I intend to make 
Thee reparation for the coldness of so many of thy 
people, who pass before thy churches, nay, before 
thy very tabernacle, where hour after hour Thou 
dost deign to dwell in loving impatience to com- 
municate thyself to thy faithful, yet do not even 
bow the knee before Thee, but like the Israelites 
in the wilderness, seem by their indifference to 
loathe this heavenly manna. I offer Thee thine own 

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THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 73 
most precious Blood which Thou didst shed from 
the wound in thy Left Foot, in reparation for this 
hateful coldness, and entering therein, I cry, and 
will never cease to cry— 

Blessed and praised every moment 
Be the most holy and divine Sacrament! 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
I 
PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my JEsus; I ac- 
knowledge Thee present in the most holy Sacra- 
ment. By this act of adoration I would fain make 
amends for the forgetfulness of so many Christian 
people, who, when they see Thee go to the poor 
sick, to be their strength in their great journey to 
eternity, leave Thee unescorted, and hardly give 
Thee even one outward sign of homage. I offer 
Thee, in reparation for this coldness, that most 
precious Blood which Thou didst shed from the 
wound in thy Right Foot, and entering therein, I 
cry, and will never cease to cry: 
Blessed and praised every moment 
Be the most holy and divine Sacrament! 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
III 
PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my JEsus, true 
Bread of life eternal; and by this my act of adora- 
tion I would fain make Thee compensation for all 
the wounds with which thy Sacred Heart bleeds 
daily to see the profanation of those churches 
wherein Thou dost vouchsafe to abide, beneath the 
sacramental species, to receive the love and adora- 
tion of thy people. I offer Thee, in reparation for 
all these irreverences, that most precious Blood 
which Thou didst shed from the wound in thy Left 
Hand, and, entering therein, I will ever cry: 
Blessed and praised every moment 
Be the most holy and divine Sacrament! 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


74 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
IV 
PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my Jesus, Living 
Bread come down from heaven; and by this act 
of adoration I would fain make amends for all the 
acts of irreverence which thy people day by day 
commit whilst they assist at holy Mass, in which 
bloodless Sacrifice Thou dost renew the very Sac- 
rifice which once Thou didst consummate on 
Calvary for our salvation. I offer Thee, in repara- 
tion for all this ingratitude, that most precious 
Blood which Thou didst shed from the wound in 
thy Right Hand; and, entering therein, I unite my 
voice with the voices of the holy angels who adore 
around thy throne: 
Blessed and praised every moment 
Be the most holy and divine Sacrament ! 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


V 
PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my JEsus, true 
Victim of expiation for our sins; and I offer Thee 
this act of adoration in compensation for the sac- 
rilegious outrages Thou dost receive from so many 
of thy ungrateful people, who dare to draw nigh 
to Thee and receive Thee in Communion with 
mortal sin upon their souls. In reparation for these 
hateful sacrileges, I offer Thee those last drops of 
thy most precious Blood which Thou didst shed 
from the wound in thy Side; and, entering therein, 
I approach Thee with acts of adoration, love, and 
thanksgiving, and, with all holy souls who are 
devout to Thee in this most holy Sacrament, I 
Cr 
Blessed and praised every moment 
Be the most holy and divine Sacrament ! 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
Tantum ergo wth Versicle and Prayer (See 


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THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 75 
90. Act of Reparation and Ejaculations. 
200 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
ESUS, my Gop, my SAVIOUR, true Gop and true 
Man, in that lowly homage with which the faith 
itself inspires me, with my whole heart I adore 
and love Thee in the most august Sacrament of 
the Altar, in reparation for all the acts of irrever- 
ence, profanation and sacrilege, which I myself 
may ever have been so unhappy as to have com- 
mitted, as well as for all such like acts that ever 
have been done by others, or that may be done in 
ages yet to come. I adore Thee, my Gop, not in- 
deed as Thou deservest, nor as much as I am 
bound to adore, but as far as I am able; and I 
would that I could adore Thee with all the perfec- 
tion of which a reasonable creature is capable. 
Meantime I purpose now and ever to adore Thee, 
not only for those Catholics who adore and love 
Thee not, but also for the conversion of all bad 
Christians, and of all Heretics, Schismatics, Mo- 
hammedans, Jews and idolaters. JESUS, my Gop, 
mayest Thou be ever known, adored, loved and 
praised every moment, in the most holy and divine 
Sacrament. Amen. 
ADORE Thee every moment, O living Bread 
of Heaven, great Sacrament ! 
Jesus, Heart of Mary, I pray Thee send thy 
blessing on my soul. 
Holiest Jesu! loving Saviour! I give Thee my 
heart. 


91. One Hour's Prayer on Holy Thursday, 


Corpus Christi, and other Thursdays. 

i. Plenary, to all who on Holy Thursday, either in pub- 
lic or private, shall for one hour practise some devotion 
in remembrance of the institution of the most holy Eucha- 
90 Pius VII, January at, 1815. 


ELE VII, Mem. February 14, 1815; April 6, 1816; Pius IX, June 18, 
EL 7 . 


76 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 


rist; to be gained after Confession and Communion on that 
day, or some day in the following week. I, I. 
ii. Plenary, on the same conditions, on the Feast of Corpus 
CHRISTI. I, Il. 
iii. 300 Days, on any other Thursday. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


92. Visit to the Holy Sepulchre on Holy 
Thursday and Good Friday. 


i. Ten Years and Ten Quarantines for each visit. Iv. 
ii. Plenary, on Holy Thursday or Easter Sunday. 1, 11, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


93. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

EHOLD, my most loving JEsus, to what an 

excess thy boundless love has carried Thee. Of 
thine own Flesh and Precious Blood Thou hast 
made ready for me a divine banquet in order to 
give me all thyself. What was it that impelled 
Thee to this transport of love? It was thy Heart, 
thy loving Heart. O adorable Heart of my Jesus! 
burning furnace of Divine Love! within thy most 
sacred wound receive Thou my soul; that in that 
school of charity I may learn to requite the love of 
that Gov who has given me such wondrous proofs 
of his love. Amen. 


94. The Hymn Pange Lingua, with Versicle 
and Prayer. 

i. 300 Days, once a day. 

ii. roo Days, to those who say the Zaun ergo only, with 
the Versicle and Prayer. 

iii. Plenary, every year, on Holy Thursday, Corpus CurisTI, 
or one day in its octave, and any one other day in the year, 
for saying either Pange lingua, or Tantum ergo with Y 
and Prayer at least ten times a month. 1, II, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
32 Pius VII, March 7, 1815. 


93 Pius VII, Mem. February 9, 1818. 
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ANGE lingua gloriosi 


Corporis Mysterium, 
Sanguinisque pretiosi, 
Quem in mundi pretium, 
Fructus ventris generosi, 
Rex effudit gentium. 


Nobis datus, nobis natus 
Ex intacta Virgine, 

Et in mundo conversatus 
Sparso verbi semine, 

Sui moras incolatus 
Miro clausit ordine. 


In supreme nocte ccenze 
Recumbens cum fratri- 
bus, 

Observata lege plene 
Cibis in legalibus, 
Cibum turbe duodenze 
Se dat suis manibus. 


Verbum caro, 
verum, 


panem 


Yi 
ING, my tongue, the 
SAVIOUR'S glory, 

Of his Flesh the mys- 

tery sing; 

Of the Blood, all price 

exceeding, 

Shed by our immortal 

King, 

Destin'd, for the world's 

redemption, 

From a noble womb to 

spring. 

Of a pure and spotless 

Virgin 

Born. for us oh earth 

below, 

He, as Man with man 

conversing, 

Stay’d, theseedsof truth 

to sow; 

Then Heclos'd insolemn 

order 

Wondrously his life of 

woe. 

Onthenight of that Last 

Supper, 

Seated with his chosen 

band, 

He, the paschal victim 

eating, 

First fulfils the Law’s 

command; 

Then as food to all his 

brethren 

Gives himself with his 

own hand. 

Word made Flesh, the 

bread of nature 


78 
Verbo carnem efficit: 
Fitque Sanguis CHRISTI 
merum, 

Et si sensus deficit: 

Ad firmandum cor sin- 


cerum 
Sola fides sufficit. 


ANTUM ergo Sa- 
cramentum 
Veneremur cernui: 
Et antiquum documen- 
tum 
Novo cedat ritui: 
Prestet fides supplemen- 
tum 
Sensuum defectui. 


Genitori, Genitoque 
Laus et jubilatio, 
Salus, honor, 
quoque 
Sit et benedictio: 
Procedenti ab utroque 
Compar sit laudatio. 
Amen. 


virtus 


Y. Panem de colo pre- 
stitisti eis. 


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By his word to Flesh He 
turns; 

Wine into his Blood He 
changes-— 

What though sense no 
change discerns? 

Only be the heart in 
earnest, 

Faith her lesson quickly 
learns. 


OWN in adoration 


falling, 
Lo! the sacred Host we 
hail; 
Lo! o’er ancient forms 
departing, 
Newer rites of grace 
prevail; 
Faith for all defects sup- 
plying, 


Where the feeble senses 
fail. 


To athe sevenactimg 
FATHER, 

And the Son who reigns 
on high, 

With the Horv GHosT 
proceeding 

Forth from each eter- 
nally, 

Be salvation, honour, 
blessing, 


Might, and endless 
majesty. 

Y. Thou gavest them 
Bread from heaven, 


ky. Omne deleéctamentum Ry. And therein was 


in se habentem. 


sweetness of every kind. 








THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 


Oremus. 

EUS, qui nobis sub 

Sacramento mirabili 
Passionis tuze memoriam 
reliquisti: tribue, quaesu- 
mus, ita nos Corporis et 
Sanguinis tui sacra mys- 
teria venerari, ut redem- 
ptionistuz fructumin no- 
bis jugitersentiamus. Qui 
vivis et regnas in szecula 
saeculorum. Amen. 


95. Invocations. 
12400 Days: 1.0: 


72 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who under 
this wonderful Sac- 
rament hast left unto us 
the memorial of thy 
Passion; grant us, we 
beseech Thee, so to ven- 
erate the sacred mys- 
teries of thy Body and 
thy Blood that we may 
constantly experience 
within ourselves the fruit 
of thy redemption. Who 
livest and reignest, for 
ever and ever. Amen. 


ii. Seven Years, if said after Communion, 
iii. Plenary, once a month. I, I1, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


NIMA CuristTI, san- 
ctifica me. 
Corpus CuriIsTI, 
me. 
Sanguis CHRISTI, inebria 
me. 
Aqua lateris CHRISTI,lava 
me. 
Passio CHRISTI, conforta 
me. 
O bone JESU, exaudi me. 


salva 


Intra tua vulnera abscon- 
de me. 

Ne permittas me separari 
a te. 

Ab hoste maligno defende 
me. 


OUL of CunisT, be 
my sanctification. 
Body of CHRIST, be my 

salvation. 

Blood of CuristT, fill all 
my veins. 

Water of CHRIST’s side, 
wash out my stains. 
Passion of CHRIST, my 
comfort be. 

O good JEsvu, listen to 
me. 

In thy wounds I fain 
would hide, 

Ne'er to be parted from 
thy side. 

Guard me should the foe 
assail me. 


95 Pius IX, January 9, 1854. 


80 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 


In hora mortis mez voca Call me when my life 


me, shall fail me. 

Et jube me venire ad te, Bid me come to Thee 
above, 

Ut cum sanctis tuis lau- With thy Saints to sing 

Gem te, thy love 

In saecula saeculorum. World without end. A- 

Amen. men. 


96. Prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori, to be said 
at a Visit to the most Holy Sacrament. 
i. 300 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. t, r1, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

My Lorp Jesus Curist, who for the love 

which Thou dost bear men dost remain night 
and day in this Sacrament, all full of tenderness 
and love, expecting, inviting, and receiving all 
those who come to visit Thee; I believe Thee pre- 
sent in the Sacrament of the Altar; I adore Thee 
in the depths of my own nothingness; and I thank 
Thee for all the graces which Thou hast granted 
me, especially for having vouchsafed to bestow 
thyself upon me in this Sacrament, for having 
given me thy own most holy Mother Mary for my 
advocate, and for having invited me to visit Thee 
in this church. I pay my homage this day to thy 
adorable Heart, and I do so for the following 
three intentions: first, in thanksgiving for this 
great gift itself; secondly, as a reparation for all 
the injuries which Thou hast received from all thy 
enemies in this Sacrament; thirdly, by this visit I 
intend to adore Thee in all those places where 
Thou, sacramentally present, art least reverenced 
and most abandoned. My Jesus, I love Thee with 
my whole heart. I repent of having so many 
times heretofore displeased thy infinite goodness. 
By thy grace I resolve never to offend Thee more 

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LHP BLESSED SACRAMENT 81 
for the time to come; and at this present moment, 
poor sinner as I am, I consecrate myself wholly to 
Thee. I renounce for myself, and I give to Thee, 
my will, my affections, my desires, everything that 
I call my own. From this day forth do Thou with 
me, and with everything that belongs to me, 
whatever pleases Thee. I ask Thee only, and I 
wish only, for thy holy love, for final perseverance, 
and the perfect fulfilment of thy will. I commend 
to Thee the souls in purgatory, especially those 
who were most devoted to the most holy Sacra- 
ment, and to Mary most holy. Moreover, I com- 
mend to Thee all poor sinners. For this intention, 
O my dear Saviour JEsus, I unite all my affections 
with the affections of thy most loving Heart; and 
thus united, I offer them to thy Eternal FATHER, 
and I entreat Him, in thy Name and for thy love, to 
accept and answer them. 


97. Prayer. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

EAR JEsus, present in the Sacrament of the 

Altar, be for ever thanked and praised. Love, 
worthy of all celestial and terrestrial love! who, 
out of infinite love for me, ungrateful sinner, didst 
assume our human nature, didst shed thy most 
precious Blood in the cruel scourging, and didst 
expire on a shameful cross for our eternal welfare! 
Now, illumined with lively faith, with the out- 
pouring of my whole soul and the fervour of my 
heart, I humbly beseech Thee, through the infinite 
merits of thy painful sufferings, give me strength 
and courage to destroy every evil passion which 
sways my heart, to bless Thee in my greatest 
afflictions, to glorify Thee by the exact fulfilment 
of all my duties, supremely to hate all sin, and 
thus to become a saint. 

97 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. January 1, 1866. 


82 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
98. Visit to the Blessed Sacrament, with Pater, 
Ave, and Gloria five times, and Pater, Ave, 


and Gloria once for the intention of the Pope. 
300 Days. T. Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


99. Prayer for a Visit. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OOK down, Holy FATHER and LoRnp, from thy 

sanctuary, and from heaven, thy dwelling-place 
on high, and behold this sacred Victim which our 
great High Priest, thy holy Child, our LorD JEsus, 
offers up to Thee forthe sins of his brethren; and 
be appeased for the multitude of ourtransgressions. 
Behold, the voice of the Blood of JEsus, our Brother, 
cries to Thee from the Cross. Give ear, O Lorp! 
Be appeased, O Lonp! Hearken, and do not tarry, 
for thine own sake, O my Gop, for thy Name is 
invoked upon this city and upon thy people; and 
deal with us according to thy mercy. Amen. 
W. That Thou vouchsafe to defend, pacify, keep, 
preserve, and bless this city. 
Ry. We beseech Thee to hear us. 


100. Following the Blessed Sacrament. 
i. 200 Days, to all who accompany the Blessed Sacra- 
ment carried to the sick. 
ii. roo Days, for accompanying the Blessed Sacrament 
on any other occasion. 
(See Instructions, p, 1.) 


101. Following the Blessed Sacrament to the 
Sick. 

i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, to all who accom- 
pany the Blessed Sacrament with a light, and pray accor- 
ding to the intention of the Pope. 

ii. Five Years and Five Quarantines, to those who accom- 
pany it without a light, praying as above. 

iii. Three Years and Three Quarantines, to those who, 


38 Pius IX, Br. September 15, 1876. 39 Pius IX, February 4, 1877. 
10 Pius IX July 18, 1877. 101 Innocent XII, Cons. January s, 1695. 








THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 83 
being legitimately hindered from going themselves, send 
some one in their stead to carry a light. 

iv. 100 Days, to those who cannot go, provided they say 
one Pater noster and one Ave Maria for the intention of the 
Pope, while it is being carried to the sick. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


102. Prayer to be said during the Elevation i in 
the Mass. 


60 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ALVE, salutaris victi- AIL, saving victim, 
ma, pro me et omni offered upon the 
humanogenereinpatibulo scaffold of the Cross, for 
crucis oblata. me, and for the whole 
human race. 
Salve, pretiose Sanguis, Hail, Precious Blood 
devulneribuscrucifixi Do- streaming from the 
MINI nostri JESU CHRISTI wounds of my crucified 
profluens,et peccata toti- LoRD Jesus  CHnisT, 
us mundi abluens. washing away the sins 
of the whole world. 
Recordare, DoMINE,crea- Remember, O  Lonp, 
ture tuz, quam tuo pre- thy servant, the work of 
tioso sanguine redemisti. thy hands, whom Thou 
hast redeemed with 
thy Precious Blood. 
103. Ejaculation. 
i. 100 Days, before the tabernacle.T.Q, 
ii. 300 Days, at exposition. T, O. 
iii. roo Days, for making a reverence passing a church or 


chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. T. Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Jesus, my Gop, I adore Thee here present in the 
Sacrament of thy love. 


104. Act of Spiritual Communion of Saint 
Alphonsus Liguori. 


60 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
10? Leo XIII, dun 30, M 103 Pius X, July 3, 1908, 
Leo III, June 30, 1893. 
G2 


84 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
Y Jesus, I believe that Thou art in the Blessed 
Sacrament. I love Thee above everything, and 
I long for Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now 
receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritu- 
ally into my heart. As though Thou wert already 
come, I embrace Thee and unite myself entirely to 
Thee; allow me not to be separated from Thee. 
JEsus, my good, my sweet love, 
Wound, inflame this heart of mine. 
So that it may be always and all on fire for Thee. 


105. Act of Homage to Christ, our God and 


our King. 

i. Plenary, on Corpus CHRISTI, one day in the Octave, once 
during the forty hours, and on any two Thursdays in the 
year fixed by the Bishop. 1, 11, Iv. 

ii Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on all other 
Thursdays. 

iii. 300 Days, once a day, for private recitation before the 
Blessed Sacrament. 
iv. 100 Days, once a day, for private recitation anywhere. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


To be said by priest and people together during Ex- 
position of the Blessed Sacrament. 

SWEET Saviour and REDEEMER of mankind, 

Jesus CurisT, who in the impenetrable designs 
of thine infinite wisdom bearest with the audacity 
of the impious and sufferest the violence of the 
wicked, reserving to thyself the sovereign right 
of judging the impious man and his perverse works, 
turn thy merciful regard upon thy children, who 
in the blindness of their hearts have turned from 
Thee in rebellion. With the eyes of a Father, and 
with the power of the sovereign King of the Uni- 
verse, stretch forth thy hand to bless and regenerate 
modern society, which is rebelliously turning its 
back upon Thee, the King of Kings, Lorp of Lords. 
. Be moved to compassion for thy people, whom 
Thou hast purchased with thy Blood, regenerated 

105 Leo XIII, February 15, 1895. 





THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 85 
with thy grace, and exalted with thy love. Thou 
hast given them true liberty, Thou hast called them 
to the inheritance of thy FATHER, Thou hast num- 
bered them among thy brethren; but in the delirium 
of their rebellion they have preferred the slavery 
of Satan, and live in abject misery, without joy, 
without hope. 

O my Lorp Jesus Curist, King of eternal 
glory, restorer of all things in heaven and on 
earth, supreme and omnipotent, who with infinite 
wisdom reunitest at thy feet things scattered and 
dispersed; enlighten the Kings of the earth, the 
rulers of nations; instil thy spirit into all civil in- 
stitutions, into every form of government, into 
laws and armies; grant that all the powers of earth 
may recognize in Thee the majesty of the eternal 
Gop, the source from which all authority is de- 
rived; illuminate the nations that they may under- 
stand that Thou art the origin of rights and duties, 
that it is through Thee that the Kings of the earth 
rule, and that it is to Thee that Kings and people 
alike owe obedience. O most sweet JESUS, who 
hast deigned to descend into this valley of tears, 
and to dwell with us, suffering and dying for the 
salvation of us sinners, and who in an excess of 
charity hast set up thy abode in the midst of men, 
hidden under the sacramental species, and who in 
the fullness of the Godhead, corporally present in 
our tabernacles, makest thyself the food and life 
of our souls; oh, receive the humble but sincere 
and profound homage of our hearts, offered in re- 
paration for the falling away of the rebellious. We 
firmly believe in Thee and all that the faith infused 
into our hearts by the Horv Sprrir has revealed 
to us about Thee. We see in Thee the beginning 
and the end of all existing things, we adore Thee 
as the one true Gop, we wish to live only for Thee 
and in thy service. Do Thou, O Lorp, save our 


86 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
brethren, reunite the scattered members of modern 
society gone astray, that we as brethren may 
together be one with Thee, as Thou art one with 
thy FATHER in Heaven. May thy will be done by 
all and in everything. May thy Majesty shine forth 
on the throne of thy earthly dominion, and the 
world confess Thee to be the true Son of Gop, 
through whom all things were created. 

O Jesus, Gop of love, set free from his chains 
thy Vicar, the successor of Peter; re-establish him 
in the exercise of that liberty which Thou thyself 
didst give him, together with the supreme keys, 
that he might effectually carry on thy work of 
regenerating mankind; and so hasten on that 
longed-for day, in which Thou wilt be glorified by 
the return of Society to its paternal home. Gather 
together, O King of the nations, the sheep and the 
lambs under the care of the one shepherd. O 
Lorp, do not abandon us; we are thy children, we 
love Thee; recognize us still as thy children, un- 
worthy, yet ever thine; save us, and together with 
us, save Kings, Rulers, and Nations. Amen. 


106. Hymn of St Thomas Aquinas. 


100 Days, if said after Communion. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


DORO te devote, la- () GODHEAD hid, de- 


tens DEITAs, » voutly [adoreThee, 
Que sub his figuris vere Who truly art within 
latitas; the forms before me; 
Tibi se cor meum totum To Thee my heart I bow 
subjicit, with bended knee, 
Quia te contemplans, to- As failing quite in con- 
tum deficit. templating Thee. 
Visus, tactus, gustus, in Sight,touch,and taste in 
te fallitur, Thee are each deceived; 
Sed auditu solo tuto cre- The ear alone most 
ditur; safely is believed: 


106 Leo XIII, Ind. June 15, 1895. 





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Credo quidquid dixit DEI 
FILIUs, 
Nil hoc verbo veritatis 
verius. 


In cruce latebat sola DEI- 
TAS, 

At hic latet simul et hu- 
manitas: 

Ambo tamen credens at- 
que confitens, 

Peto quod petivit latro 
peenitens. 


Plagas sicut Thomas non 
intueor, 

Deum tamen meum te 
confiteor: 

Fac me tibi semper magis 
credere, 

In te spem habere, te dili- 
gere. 


O memoriale mortis Do- 
MINI, 

Panis vivus vitam prz- 
stans homini: 

Praesta mez menti de te 
vivere, 

Et te illi semper dulce 
sapere. 


Pie pelicane JESU DoMINE, 
Me immundum munda 
tuo sanguine, 

Cujus una stilla salvum 
facere 


Totum mundum quit ab 
omni scelere. 


87 
I believe all the Son of 
Gop has spoken, 

Than truth's own word 
there is no truer token. 


Gop only on the Cross 
lay hid from view; 

But here lies hid at once 
the manhood too: 

And I, in both profess- 
ing my belief, | 
Make the same prayer 
as the repentant thief. 


Thy wounds, as Thomas 
saw, I do not see: 

Yet thee econtess my 
Lorp and Gop to be: 
Make me believe Thee 
ever more and more; 
In Thee my hope, in 
Thee my love to store. 
O Thou memorial of our 
Lonp's own dying! 

O living bread, to mor- 
tals life supplying! 
Make Thou my soul 
henceforth on Thee to 
live; 

Ever a taste of heavenly 
sweetness give. 


O loving Pelican! OJEsu 
Lonp! 

Unclean. "DL anp. buf 
cleanse me in thy blood! 
Of which a single drop, 
for sinners spilt, 

Can purge the entire 
world from all its guilt 


88 THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
jJEsuMquem velatum nunc Jesu! whom for the pre- 


aspicio, sent veil'd I see, 

Oro, fiat illud, quod tam What I so thirst for, 
sitio, oh, vouchsafe to me: 
Ut te revelata cernens ThatI may see thy coun- 
facie, tenance unfolding, 
Visusim beatus tuze glo- And may be blest thy 
riz. Amen. | glory in beholding. 


107. Prayer. 


300 Days, if said after Communion. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OW full of delight is the sweetness of thy 

heavenly bread! How admirable is the tran- 
quillity and how complete the peace of those who 
receive Thee, after detesting and sincerely confess- 
ing their sins. Be Thou blessed a thousand times, 
my Jesus! When I was in sin, I was unhappy. 
Now not only dol find my soul tranquil, but I seem 
to enjoy a very foretaste of the peace of Paradise. 
How true it is that our hearts are made for Thee, 
my beloved Lorp, and that they rejoice only when 
they repose in Thee. I, then, render Thee thanks, 
and firmly purpose ever to fly sin and its occasions, 
to fix my abode in thy divine Heart, and thence to 
look for help to love Thee until death. Amen. 


108. Ejaculation. 

i. 100 Days, once a day. 

ii. 100 Days, three times a day on Thursdays, and during 
the Octave of Corpus CHRISTI. 

iii. Plenary, once a month. 1, I, Iv. 

iv. 100 Days, during Mass, if said at each elevation. 

v. 100 Days, at the ringing of the bell at the hours during 
the forty hours’ Exposition, or at other times, and at Bene- 
diction. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


BLESSED and praised every moment 
Be the most holy and divine Sacrament. 


107 Leo XIII, June 3, 1896. 


fe Pius VI, Mem. May 24, 1776. Pius VII, June 3o, 1818; December 7, 
1819. 








THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 89 
109. Ejaculation after Mass. 


Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. This indulgence holds 
good if the Prayer is said alternately with the priest. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Mosr Sacred Heart of JEsus, have mercy on us. 
( TÀrice.) 


110. First Communicants and their Friends. 
i. Plenary, to the third degree of relationship. I, 1, IV. 
ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines to others present. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


111. Prayer for the Increase of Daily Com- 
munion. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, 11, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

SWEETEST Jesus, who camest into this 

world to give to all the life of thy grace, and 
who, to preserve and sustain it, didst will to be the 
daily remedy of our daily infirmities, and our daily 
food; humbly we pray Thee, by thy heart, all on 
fire with love of us, to pour out thy Horv Spirit 
upon all, so that those who are unhappily in mortal 
sin may be converted to Thee, and recover the life 
of grace which they have lost; and those who by 
thy gift still live this divine life, may every day, 
when they are able, approach devoutly to thy holy 
table, where, in daily communion, receiving every 
day the antidote to their daily venial sins, and 
nourishing the life of grace in their hearts, and 
purifying more and more their souls, they may 
come at last to the enjoyment with Thee of eternal 
beatitude. Amen. 


112. Prayer to our Lady of the Blessed Sacra- 
ment. 
300 Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1. 
VIRGIN Mary, our Lady of the Blessed Sa- 
crament, glory of the Christian people, joy of 
the universal Church, salvation of the world; pray 


109 Pius X, June r7, 1904; August 19, 1904. 110 Pius X, July zz, 1905. 
111 Pius X, June 3, 1905. 1? Pius X, January 23, 1907. 


go THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 

for us, and awaken in all the faithful devotion to 
the Holy Eucharist in order that they may render 
themselves worthy to receive it daily. 


113. Prayer to our Lord in the Blessed Sacra- 
mcHut. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

UR sins, O Lorp, darken our minds, and we 

lose the benefit of loving Thee as Thou deserv- 
est. Enlighten us with a ray of thy bright light. 
Thou art Friend, REDEEMER, Father of all who 
turn repentant to thy Heart; and we return to Thee 
sorrowing. Save us, O JEsus; provide out of thy in- 
finite bounty for our miseries. O JEsus, we hope in 
Thee because we know that our salvation cost Thee 
thy life sacrificed upon the Cross, and induced Thee 
to dwell continuously in the Blessed Sacrament, in 
order to be united with us as often as we desire. 
We, O Lonp, to thank Thee for the great love 
Thou bearest us, promise with the help of thy grace 
to receive Thee in the Blessed Sacrament as often 
as possible; to declare thy praises in church and in 
every place, without human respect. O LoRp, con- 
fiding in thy Sacred Heart, we beseech Thee, to 
preserve in thy love those who love Thee, and to 
invite all to receive Thee daily at the altar in ac- 
cordance with thy burning desire. 


114. Prayersdurins$a Procession of the Blessed 
Sacrament. 
300 Days. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. Then say ten times: 
Y. Let us every moment praise the most holy Sa- 
crament. 
ly. May our Gop, present in the Sacrament, be now 
and ever praised. 
Repeat PATER, Ave, eéc., as often as needed. 

113 Pius X, July 6, 1906. 114 Pius X, August 11, 1906. 








THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 91 


115. Prayer to be said at the Beginning of 


Mass. 
i. 300 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary once a month, if said on every Sunday and holi- 
day of obligation. I, 11. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


TERNAL Fartuer, I unite myself with the in- 

tentions and affections of our Lady of Sorrows 
on Calvary, and I offer Thee the sacrifice which thy 
beloved Son Jesus made of himself on the Cross, 
and now renews on this holy altar: r. To adore Thee 
and give Thee the honour which is due to Thee, con- 
fessing thy supreme dominion over all things, and 
the absolute dependence of everything upon Thee, 
Thou who art our one and last end. 2. To thank 
Thee for innumerable benefits received. 3. To ap 
pease thy justice, irritated against us by so many 
sins, and to make satisfaction for them. 4. To im- 
plore grace and mercy for myself, for . . . , for all 
afflicted and sorrowing, for poor sinners, for all the 
world, and for the holy souls in Purgatory. 


116. Ejaculation. 
i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines.* T.O. 
ii. Plenary, once a week, if used daily. r1. * 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Dominus meus, et DEus My Lorp and my Gop. 
meus. 

These words are to be said with faith, piety, and 
love, while looking upon the Blessed Sacrament, 
eher during the Elevation in the Mass, or when 
exposed on the altar. 


115 Pius X, Aff. July 8, 1904. 116 Pius X, May 18, 1907. 


VII. JESUS CRUCIFIED 
117. The Stations of the Cross. 


Those who perform devoutly the Stations of the Cross 
may gain all the Indulgences which have ever been granted 
by Popes to the faithful who visit in person the sacred places 
in Jerusalem. It is not permitted to specify definitely what 
these Indulgences are. All, however, who wish to gain them 
must bear in mind that the Stations must be erected by one 
who has Faculties, and that it is indispensably required of 
them to meditate, according totheir abilities, on the Passion 
of our LoRD and SAviOUR JESUS CHRIST, and to go from 
one Station to the other, so faras the number of persons en- 
gaged in the devotion, and the space where the fourteen 
Stations are erected, will admit, and this is all that is re- 
quired for the Indulgences. 

Those who are sick, in prison, or at sea, or zz parlibus 
infidelium, or who are prevented in any other way from 
visiting the Stations erected in churches or public oratories, 
may gain the said Indulgences by reciting fourteen times 
Pater noster and Ave Maria, and at the end of these, Pater 
noster and Ave Maria and Gloria Patri five times, and one 
Pater, Ave, and Gloria besides, for the Pope, '** holding in 
their hands the while a crucifix" blessed by the Father- 
General of the Order of the Friars Minor Observants at the 
Convent of Ara Coeli, or else by the Father-Provincial or 
any Father-Guardian, subject of the said Father-General, 
or any priest with Faculties from the said Father-General.. 
These crucifixes, so indulgenced, after they have been 
blessed, cannot be sold or given away or lent for the pur- 
pose of enabling others to gain the Indulgences of the 
Stations. 

Devotions which may be used for the Stations. 
[The pious reader may use any other devotions which are 

. more to his mina. | 

Begin with an acd of contrition. 
STATION I. JESUS condemned to death. 
Y. Adoramuste, CHRIsTE, V. We adore Thee, O 
et benedicimus tibi. CHRIST, and we bless 
‘Thee. 

Ry. Quia per sanctam Wy. Because by thy holy 
Crucem tuam redemisti Cross Thou hast re- 
mundum. deemed the world. 

My Jesus, oft have I signed thy death-warrant 


117 Clement XIV, Res. January 26, 1773; Pius IX, Br. August 11, 1863; 
Leo XIII, January 19, March 15, 1884. 








JESUS CRUCIFIED 93 
by my sins; save me by thy death from that death 
eternal I deserve. PATER, Ave. 

Y. Miserere nostri, Do- Y. Have mercy on us, 
MINE. O LoRp. 

Hj. Miserere nostri. Ry. Have mercy on us. 
Passing on from one station to another, say, or sing, 
Holy Mother, pierce me through, 

In my heart each wound renew 
Of my SAVIOUR crucified. 
or the Stabat Mater (5. 223). 
STATION II. JEsus receives his cross. 
Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, who by thine own will didst take on 
Thee the Cross which I made for Thee by my sins ; 
oh, make me know the weight of them, and sorrow 
for them ever while I live. PATER, Ave. Y. Mise- 
Fete. 

STATION III. Jesus falls the first time beneath the 
Cross. 
Y. Adoramus, ecc. 

My Jesus, the heavy burden of my sins has 
made Thee fall down beneath the Cross. My JEsus, 
I loathe them, I detest them, I beseech Thee to par- 
don them; aided by thy grace, I will never commit 
them more. PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 

STATION IV. JESUS meets his Mother. 
W. Adoramus, ezc. 

Jesus, most suffering ! Mary, Mother most sor- 
rowful ! if for the past by sin I have caused you 
pain and sorrow, yet by divine grace it shall be so 
no more, but I will love you faithfully until death. 
PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 

STATION V. Simon of Cyrene helps JEsus to carry 
the Cross. 
Y. Adoramus, ec. 

My Jesus, happy was that man of Cyrene who 
aided Thee to bear the Cross. Happy shall I be 
if I too aid Thee to bear the Cross, by suffering 


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with patience and goodwill the crosses Thou shalt 
send me during life. My Jesus, give me grace to do 
So PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 

STATION VI. JEsus and Veronica. 

Y. Adoramus, ec. 

Jesus most compassionate, who didst deign to 
print thy sacred countenance upon the cloth with 
which Veronica wiped the sweat from off thy 
brows; print in my soul deep, I pray Thee, the 
lasting memory of thy most bitter pains. PATER, 
Ave. Y. Miserere. 

STATION VII. Jesus falls a second time. 
Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, oft have I sinned, and by sin often 
made Thee fall beneath the Cross. Help me to use 
such efficacious means of grace that I may never 
fall again into sin. PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 
Station VIII. Jesus comforts the women of 
Jerusalem. 

Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, who didst comfort the pious women 
of Jerusalem who wept to see Thee so tormented; 
comfort my soul with thy mercy, for in thy mercy 
‘alone is my trust; oh, may I never frustrate it! 
PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 

STATION IX. Again a third time JEsus falls. 
Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, by all the bitter woe Thou didst en- 
dure when a third time Thou didst fall beneath 
the heavy Cross, oh, never, neverlet me fall away; 
but rather let me die than ever mortally sin again. 
PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 

STATION X. JESUS stripped and given gall to drink. 
Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, who wast stripped of thy clothes and 
given gall to drink, strip me of love for things of 
earth, and make me loathe all that savours of the 
world and sin. PATER, Ave, Y. Miserere, 








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STATION XI. JEsus nailed to the Cross. 
Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, by those agonizing pains Thou didst 
endure when the hard nails pierced thy tender 
hands and feet and fixed them to the Cross, oh, 
make me ever crucify my flesh with the spirit of 
true Christian penance. PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 
STATION XII. Jesus dies upon the Cross. 

Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, three hours didst Thou hang in agony 
upon the Cross, and then didst die for me; let me 
die before I sin again, and if I live, may I live to 
love Thee and to serve Thee faithfully. PATER, 
Ave. Y. Miserere. 

STATION XIII. Jesus taken from the Cross and laid 
in Mary's bosom. 
Y. Adoramus, ezc. 

Mary, Mother most sorrowful, the sword of 
grief went through thy soul when thou didst see 
thy dear Son Jesus lying lifeless in thy bosom; 
ask for me hatred of sin, which was the cause of 
his death and made thee suffer so much; and then 
obtain for me grace to live a true Christian life, 
and save my soul. PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 
STATION XIV. Jesus laid in the tomb. 

V. Adoramus, ezc. 

My Jesus, beside Thee in the tomb I desire that 
I may ever remain as one dead ; and if I live, I 
wish to live only to Thee, that so one day I may 
come with Thee to taste of the bliss of heaven, 
fruit of thy Passion and most painful death. 
Amen. PATER, Ave. Y. Miserere. 


Oremus. Let us pray. 
EUS, qui Unigeniti OD, who by the 
FiLi.. tui, pretioso Precious Blood o: 


sanguine vivifica. crucis thy only-begotten Son 
vexillum sanctificare yo- didst sanctify the stan- 
luisti; concede, quzesu- dardofthe Cross;grant, 


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mus, eos, qui ejusdem we beseech Thee, that 
sanctz;e crucis gaudent all those who rejoice in 
honore, tua quoque ubi- the glory of the same 
que protectione gaudere. Holy Cross may at all 
Per eundem CHnisTUM times and places feel 
DowriNUM nostrum. Ry. the gladness of thy pro- 
Amen. tection. Through the 
same CHRIST our Lonp. 
Ry. Amen. 
End with one PATER, Ave, and Gloria for the znten- 
tion of the Soverezgn Pontiff. 


118. Chaplet of the Stations of the Cross. 


Indulgences, the same as for the Stations, if hindered 
from making the Stations. 

This Chaplet, invented by Louisa Borgiotti, co-founder of 
the Nazarene Sisters, consists of Pater, Ave, and Gloria, 
twenty times, one for each Station, five for the five wounds, 
and one for the intention of the Pope. The beads must be 
blessed by a Priest of the Missions. 

If several persons say the Chaplet together, it is sufficient 
if one has beads. A similar privilege attaches to Crucifixes 
blessed by the Friars Minor (Pius IX, August 8, 1859). 


119. The ‘‘Scala Santa" in Rome. 


i. Nine Years, for each of the twenty-eight steps of the 
Scala Santa. 

N.B.—The two stairs on either side are similarly indul- 
genced on All Saints, during the Octave of All Souls, from 
Christmas to the Epiphany, and during Lent. The ascent 
must be made on the knees, with a contrite heart and medi- 
tation on the Passion of our LorD. 

ii. Plenary, as often as the ascent is made. I, I, Iv. T.Q. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


120. Pious Exercise on Fridays. 
100 Days, to all who when the church bell rings on Friday at 
three in the afternoon, or at any other hour fixed by custom, 
kneel and say five times Pater noster and Ave Maria, in 
memory of the Passion of our LORD, praying according to 
the intention of the Pope. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
118 Pius X, November 2, 1906 ; December 1, 1 


L 907. 
H9 Pius VII, September 2, 1817: Leo XIII, July 23, 18995 Eis) X5 
February 26, 1 


908. 
120 Benedict XIV, Br. December 13, 1740. Leo XIII, May 15, 1886. 








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121. Devotions in Honour of the Five Wounds. 

100 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, twice a year—that is, on the two feasts, first, 
that of the Invention (May 3), and, secondly, that of the 
Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14)—to all who 
shall say these prayers at least ten times a month. I, II. 

iii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, once a day, to 
those who say these prayers from Passion Sunday to Holy 
Saturday inclusive. 

iv. Plenary on Easter Day to those who have said the 
prayers daily during the period mentioned. 1, 11. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Acl of Contrition. 

S I kneel before Thee on the Cross, most lov- 

ing SAVIOUR of my soul, my conscience tells 
me it was I who nailed Thee to that Cross with 
these hands of mine, as often as I have fallen into 
mortal sin, wearying Thee with my monstrous in- 
gratitude. My Gop, my chief and most perfect 
Good, worthy of all my love, seeing Thou hast ever 
loaded me with blessings, I cannot now undo my 
misdeeds, as 1 would most willingly, but I can and 
will loathe them, grieving greatly for having 
offended Thee who art infinite Goodness. And 
now, kneeling at thy feet, I will try at least to 
compassionate Thee, to give Thee thanks, to ask 
of Thee pardon and contrition; wherefore with 
heart and lips I say: 
To the First Wound of the Left Foot. 

OLY wound of the Left Foot of my JEsus, I 

adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my 
Jesus, for that most bitter pain which Thou didst 
suffer. I thank Thee for the love whereby Thou 
wast wearied in overtaking me on the way to ruin, 
and didst bleed amid the thorns and brambles of 
my sins. I offer to the Eternal FATHER the pain and 
love of thy most sacred humanity, in atonement 
for my sins, all which I detest with sincere and 
bitter contrition. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

121 Pius VII, September 29, 1807. 


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Holy Mother, pierce me through; 
In my heart each wound renew 
Of my SAVIOUR crucified. 

To the Second Wound, of the Right Foot. 

OLY wound of the Right Foot of my Jesus, I 

adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my 
Jesus, for that most bitter pain which Thou didst 
suffer. I thank Thee for the love which pierced 
Thee with such torture and shedding of blood in 
order to punish my wanderings and the guilty 
pleasures I have granted to my passions. I offer 
the Eternal FATHER all the pain and love of 
thy most sacred humanity, and I pray unto Him 
for grace to weep over my transgressions with 
burning tears, and to enable me to persevere in 
the good which I have begun, without ever swerv- 
ing again from my obedience to the Command- 
ments of my Gop. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Holy Mother, ezc. 

To the Third Wound, of the Left Hand. 

OLY wound of the Left Hand of my Jesus, I 

adore Thee! I compassionateThee, O my JEsvs, 
for that most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. 
I thank Thee for having, in thy love, spared me the 
scourges and eternal damnation which mysins have 
merited. I offer to the Eternal FATHER the pain and 
love of thy most sacred humanity, and I pray Him 
to teach me how to turn to good account my span 
of life, and bring forth in it worthy fruits of pen- 
ance, and so disarm the angry justice of my Gop. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Holy Mother, etc. 

To the Fourth Wound, of the Right Hand. 

OLY wound of the Right Hand of my JEsus, 

I adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my 
JEsus, for that most bitter pain which Thou didst 
suffer. I thank Thee for thy graces lavished on me 
with such love, in spite of all my miserable obsti- 








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nacy. I offer to the Eternal FATHER all the pain 
and love of thy most sacred humanity, and I pray 
Him to change my heart and its affections, and 
make me do all my actions in accordance with the 
will of Gop. PArzER, Ave, Gloria. | 
Holy Mother, etc. 

To the Fifth Wound, of the sacred Side. 

OLY wound in the side of my Jesus, I adore 

Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my JEsus, for 
the cruel insult Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee, 
my JEsus, for the love which suffered thy side and 
heart to be pierced, that so the last drops of blood 
and water might issue forth, making my redemp- 
tion to abound. I offer to the Eternal FATHER this 
outrage, and the love of thy most sacred humanity, 
that my soul may enter once for all into that 
most loving Heart, eager and ready to receive the 
greatest sinners, and from it may never more 
depart. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Holy Mother, etc. 

To the most Holy Virgin, Mother of Sorrows. 

ARY, Virgin Mother of Gop, Martyr of love 

and sorrow, in that thou didst witness the 
pains and torments of JEsus; truly didst thou con- 
cur in the great work of my redemption, first by 
thy innumerable afflictions, and then bythe offering 
thou didst make to the Eternal FATHER of his and 
thy only-begotten for a holocaust and victim of 
propitiation for my sins. I thank thee for that love, 
well-nigh infinite, through which thou didst bereave 
thyself of the fruit of thy womb, very Gop and very 
Man, to save me, sinner that I am; let thy inter- 
cession, which never returneth to thee void, inter- 
pose with the FATHER and the Son for me; that I 
may steadily amend my evil ways, and never by 
further faults crucify afresh my loving SAvIOUR; 
that so, persevering in his grace until death, I may 
obtain eternal life through the merits of his pain- 

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ful Passion and Death upon the Cross. Ave Maria, 
thrice. 
Let us pray. 
LORD Jesus Curist, who at the sixth hour 
of the day didst, for the redemption of the 
world, mount the scaffold of the Cross, and shed 
thy Precious Blood for the remission of sins; we 
humbly beseech Thee grant us that after our death 
we may joyfully enter the gates of Paradise. 

We beseech Thee, O Lorp Jesus CuristT, that 
now, and at the hour of our death, blessed Mary 
ever Virgin, thy Mother, may intercede for us, 
through whose most holy soul the sword passed 
in the hour of thy Passion. Through Thee, JEsus 
CHRIST, SAVIOUR of the world, who with the FATHER 
and the Hoty Guost livest and reignest for ever 
and ever. Amen. 


122. Devotion of the Seven Words. 
Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Y. Deus, in adjutorium Y. O Gop, come to my 


meum intende. assistance. - 

ly. Domine, ad adjuvan- Ry. O Lorp make haste 

dum me festina. to help me. 

y. Gloria Patri, ezc. y. Glory be to the Fa- 
THER, e£c. 


First Wonp: father, forgive them ; for they know 

not what they do. 

W.Adoramuste,CurIsTE, Y. We adore Thee, O 

et benedicimus tibi. CHRIST, and we bless 

Thee. 

ly. Quia per sanctam cru- Ry. Because by thy holy 

cem tuam redemisti mun- Cross Thou hast re- 

dum. deemed the world. 
ESUS, my love ! who for love of me didst hang 
in agony upon the Cross, there by thy pains to pay 

the penalty of my sins, and didst open thy divine 

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JESUS CRUCIFIED IOI 
mouth to obtain for me the pardon of them from 
Eternal Justice; O Jesus, pity all the faithful who 
are now in their last agony, and pity me when I 
too shall be in mine. By the merits of thy most 
Precious Blood shed for our salvation, vouchsafe 
unto us all such lively sorrow for our sins that at 
our death we may breathe forth our souls into the 
bosom of thy infinite mercy. Gloria PATRI, ZArzce. 
Miserere nostri, DomInE, Have mercy on us, O 
miserere nostri. Lorp; have mercy on 

us. 

My Gop, I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love 
Thee. I repent of my sins, because by them I have 
offended Thee. 
SECOND Wonp: TZhts day shalt thou be with Me in 
Paradise. 
ye We adore Lhee, e/o. 

ESUS, my love! who for love of me didst hang 

in agony upon the Cross, and with such readiness 
and bounty didst respond to the faith of the good 
thief, who in thy humiliations acknowledged Thee 
to be the Son of Gop, and didst assure unto him 
the Paradise prepared for him ; oh, pity all the 
faithful who are in their last agony, and pity me 
when I too shall be in mine. By the merit of thy 
most Precious Blood, wake up in our souls such 
firm and steadfast faith as shall never waver at 
any suggestion of the evil one; that so we also 
may obtain the prize of holy Paradise. Gloria 
PATRI, ZA7ice. 
Have mercy, efc. My Gop, erc. 
TuirRD Wonp: Behold thy Mother! Behold thy Son. 
Y. We adore Thee, ezc. 

ESUS, my love! who for love of me didst hang 

in agony upon the Cross, and, unmindful of thine 
own sorrows, didst leave us thy own most holy 
Mother as the pledge of thy love, that through 
her intercession we might seek Thee with confi- 


102 JESUS CRUCIFIED 
dence in our greatest straits; have pity on all the 
faithful who are in their last agony, and pity me 
when I too shall be in mine. By the inward martyr- 
dom of thy dear Mother, quicken in our hearts 
a firm hope in the infinite merits of thine own 
most Precious Blood, that so we may escape the 
sentence of eternal death, which we have merited 
by our sins. Gloria PATRI, ZAzzce. 
X Have mercy, ec, My GOD, ec 
FourTH Wonp: My God, my God, why hast Thou 
forsaken Me ? 
Y. We adore Thee, etc. 
BSUS; my love! who for love of me didst hang 
in agony upon the Cross, and, whilst suffering 
after suffering was heaped upon Thee, with all thy 
bodily pain didst bear with infinite patience the 
most afflicting desolation of spirit, being forsaken 
by thine Eternal FATHER; pity all the faithful who 
are in their last agony, and pity me when I too 
shall be in mine. By the merits of thy most Precious 
Blood, grant us all thy grace, that we may suffer 
with patience the pain and anguish of our last 
agony, and so, joining our pains with thine, be 
made partakers of thy glory in Paradise. Gloria 
PATRI, thrice. 
Y. Have mercy, e¢c. My Gop, erc. 
FirrH Wonp : Z thirst. 
Y. We adore Thee, ezc. 
ESUS, my love! who for love of me didst hang 
in agony upon the Cross, and who, insatiable in 
thy thirst for insults and sufferings, didst will yet 
more and more to suffer, that all men might be 
saved, showing thereby that all the torrent of thy 
Passion was not enough to quench the thirst of 
thy most loving Heart; pity all the faithful who 
are in their last agony, and pity me when I too 
shall be in mine. By the merits of thy most Preci- 
ous Blood, kindle in our hearts such fire of charity 





JESUS CRUCIFIED E 102 
as may make them burn to be made one with Thee 
for all eternity. Gloria PATRI, ZAz:ce. 

Y. Have mercy, etc. My Gop, ez. 

S1xtH Worp: /¢ ts consummated. 

Y. We adore Thee, ezc. 

ESUS, my love! who for love of me didst hang 

in agony upon the Cross, and from this pulpit of 
truth didst announce that the work of our redemp- 
tion was finished—that work through which, from 
children of wrath and perdition, we become Gop's 
children and the heirs of heaven; pity all the 
faithful who are in their last agony, and pity me 
when I too shall be in mine. By the merits of thy 
most Precious Blood, detach us wholly from the 
world and from ourselves, and at the moment of 
our agony grant us grace to offer Thee with all 
our hearts the sacrifice of our life, in expiation for 
our sins. Gloria PATRI, 7/Azzce. 

Y. Have mercy, efc. My Gop, erc. 

SEVENTH Wonp: Father, into Thy hands I com- 

mend My spirit. —— 

Y. We adore Thee, ec. | 
ESUS, my love! who for love of me didst hang 
in agony upon the Cross, and who in accom- 

plishment of the great sacrifice didst accept the 

will of thine Eternal FATHER, commending thy 
spirit into his hands, and so didst bow thy head 
and die; pity all the faithful who are in their last 
agony, and pity me when I too shall be in mine. 

By the merits of thy most Precious Blood, give us 

in our agony an entire conformity to thy divine 

will, that ready to live or die as it please Thee, we 
may desire nothing so much as that thine adorable 
will may ever find its full accomplishment in us. 

Gloria PATRI, thrice. 

Y. Have mercy, etc. My Gop, erc. 


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Prayer to the Holy Virgin, Mother of Sorrows. 
OST Holy Mother of sorrows, by that intense 
martyrdom which thou didst suffer at the foot 
of the Cross during the three hours of the agony of 
Jesus, deign to aid us all, children of thysorrows, 
in our last agony, that by thy prayers we may pass 
from our bed of death to adorn thy crown in Para- 


dise. Ave Maria, ¢hrice. 
Maria, mater gratize, 
Mater misericordize, 

Tu nos ab hoste protege, 
Et mortis hora suscipe. 


Y. Asubitanea et impro- 
visa morte, 

ky. Libera nos, DOMINE. 
Y. Ab insidiis diaboli, 


ky. Libera nos, DoMINE. 
Y. A morte perpetua, 


ky. Libera nos, DoMINE. 
Oremus. 

EUS, qui ad humani 

generis salutem in 
dolorosissima FI Li tui 
morte exemplum et sub- 
sidium constituisti; con- 
cede, quasumus, ut in 
extremo mortis nostrae 
periculo tantz charitatis 
effectum consequi et ip- 
sius Redemptoris gloria 
consociari mereamur. Per 
eundem CuristuM Dowr- 
NUM nostrum. Ry. Amen. 


Motherofmercy, Mother 
of grace, 
Mary, help a fallen race; 
Shield us when the foe is 
nigh, 
And receive us when we 
die 
Y. Fromsudden and un- 
prepared death, 
Ry. Deliver us, O Corn: 
Y. From the snares of 
the devil, 
Ry. Deliver us, O Lorp. 
W. From everlasting 
death, 
Ry. Deliver us; O Corp: 
Let us pray. 
OD,who for the sal- 
vation of the human 
race hast, in the most 
bitter death of thy Son, 
made for us both an 
example and a refuge; 
grant,we beseech Thee, 
that in the last peril, at 
the hour of our death, 
we may merit to obtain 
the full effect: ot his 
great charity, and be 
made partakers of our 











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REDEEMER'S glory. Through the same JESUS CHRIST 
our Lorp. Amen. 
End with the three ejaculations, 
JEsus, Mary, and Joseph, I give you my heart and 
my soul. 
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last 
agony. 
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, may I breathe forth my 
soul with you in peace. 


123. The Three Hours on Good Friday and 
any other Friday. 

i. Plenary, on Holy Thursday or during Easter Week, 
to all who shall, either in public or private, practise this de- 
votional exercise on Good Friday from noon to three o'clock, 
either by meditating according to their abilities on the suf- 
ferings of JESUS CHRIST during the three hours He hung 
on the Cross, and on the seven words He then uttered, or 
else, instead of meditation, by reciting psalms, hymns, or 
other prayers. I, II, IV. 

ii. 200 Days, any Friday in the year, to every one who, 
in remembrance of, and out of devotion to, the agony of our 
Blessed LORD, shall spend some time in prayer, as above. 
IV. 

iii. Plenary, once every month, on the last Friday, to every 
one who has meditated and prayed every previous Friday 
in the month, in the way just mentioned. I, 11, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


124. Devotion for Lent. 
i. 300 Days, for each of the seven Fridays in Lent. I, I, Iv. 
ii. Plenary, on any one of these Fridays. I, 11, Iv. 

iii. 300 Days, to every one who shall make use of this devo- 
tion on any other Friday in the year. IV. 

iv. Plenary, if any one shall practise it on seven consecutive 
Fridays at any time in the year; to be gained on any one of 
those Fridays. 1v. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
To all who visit a public church or chapel, and say before 
a representation of Jesus crucified, in memory ofthe Passion, 
Pater, Ave and Gloria seven times, praying according to 
the Pope's intention. 
123 Pius VII, February 14, 1815. 
124 Gregory XVI, August 4, 1837. 


106 JESUS CRUCIFIED 
125. The Prayer, Deus, qui pro Redempti- 
On, etc. 

i. 300 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, once a month, on one of the last three days. 

I1; -DV$ 
Du (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

GOD, who to redeem the world didst vouchsafe 
to be born amongst men, to be circumcised, 

rejected by the Jews, betrayed by the traitor Judas 
with a kiss, to be bound with cords, aud as an inno- 
cent lamb to be led to the slaughter; who didst 
suffer thyself to be shamelessly exposed to the gaze 
of Annas, Caiphas, Pilate and Herod; to be accused 
by false witnesses, tormented by scourges and in- 
sults, crowned with thorns, smitten with blows, 
defiled with spittings, to have thy divine counten- 
ance covered, to be struck with a reed, to be strip- 
ped of thy clothes, nailed to and raised high upon 
a Cross between two thieves, to be given gall and 
vinegar to drink, and then pierced with a lance; 
do Thou, O Lonp, by these most sacred sufferings, 
which I, unworthy as I am, vet dare to contemplate, 
by thy holy Cross and by thy bitter Death, free me 
from the pains of hell, and vouchsafe to bring me 
to Paradise, whither Thou didst lead the thief who 
was crucified with Thee, my Jesus, who with the 
FATHER and the Horv Gnosr livest and reignest 
Gop for ever and ever. Amen. PATER, Ave and 
Gloria five times. 


126. Chaplet of the Five Wounds. 


i. One Year, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, three times a year, that is, on any one Friday 
in March, on the Feasts of the Invention and Exaltation of 
the Holy Cross, or on any one day in the octaves of these 
feasts, to all who shall have practised the devotion of saying 
this Chaplet at least ten times each month. I, I, Iv. 

The Sovereign Pontiff Pius IX extended this Plenary In- 
dulgence to the feasts of the Nativity, Circumcision and 


125 Pius VII, August 25, 1820. 
126 Leo XII, December 2o, 1823; Pius IX, August rr, 1851. 


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Epiphany of our LorD Jesus CuRIsT, the feasts of His Most 
Holy Name, Easter Sunday, the Ascension, Corpus CHRISTI 
and the Transfiguration, or any one day in the octaves of 
these feasts. I, II, III, IV. 

iii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, daily, to all who 
shallsay this Chaplet from Passion Sunday to Holy Saturday 
inclusive; Plenary, when they fulfil the Paschal precept. 

This Chaplet consists of five sets of five beads each; and 
at each one of these beads, in memory of the Five Wounds 
of JEsus CHRIST, one Gloria Patri is to be said; and at the 
end of each set of five, one Ave Maria is added in honour 
of our Lady’s sorrows. 

The condition of gaining all these Indulgences is, that the 
Chaplets used should be blessed by the most reverend the 
Father-General of the Congregation of Discalced Clerics of 
the Passion (Passionists), or by some other priest of the 
Congregation to whom the General has communicated the 
faculty received by him; after they have been blessed, they 
cannot be sold or.lent, or given away to others, etc., for 
the purpose of communicating to them the Indulgences. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


127. Prayer, En Ego. 
Plenary, when said before any representation of JESUS 
crucified: 1 I5, Iv: 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 





N EGO, O bone et 

dulcissime JESU, ante 
conspectum tuum geni- 
bus me provolvo, ac ma- 
ximo animi ardore te oro 
atque obtestor ut meum 
in cor vividos fidei, spei, 
etcharitatissensus, atque 
veram peccatorum meo- 
rum poenitentiam, eaque 
emendandi firmissimam 
voluntatem velis impri- 
mere: dum magno animi 
affectu, et dolore tua 
quinque Vulnera mecum 
ipse considero, ac mente 


GOODand sweetest 
JEsus,beforethy face 
I humbly kneel, and with 
the greatest fervour of 
spirit I pray and beseech 


- Thee to vouchsafe to fix 


deep in my heart lively 
sentiments of faith, hope 
and charity, true contri- 
tion for my sins, and a 
most firm purpose of a- 
mendment ; whilst I con- 
template with great sor- 
row and affection thy 
five wounds, and ponder 
them over in my mind, 


127 Pius IX, July 3r, 1838. 


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contemplor, illudpraocu- having before my eyes 
lis habens, quod jam in the words which, long 
ore ponebat suo David ago, David the prophet 
propheta de te, O bone spoke in his own person 
Jesu: Foderunt manus concerning Thee, my 
meas et pedes meos; dinu- JESUS: They have pierced 
meraverunt omnia ossa my hands and my feet; 
mea. (Ps. xxi, 17, 18.) Zhey have numbered all 
my bones. (Ps. xxi,17,18.) 


128. Prayers OF St Pu V, with the Apostles' 
Creed five times. 

i. 60 Days, T.Q., provided that the faithful, while saying 
these prayers, known as the Five Czedos of St Pius, intend 
to apply them according to the intention of the Pope. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, pi) 
I 
My Lorp Jesus Curist crucified, Son of the 
most blessed Virgin Mary, open thine ears, and 
listen to me as Thou didst listen to the Eternal 
FATHER on Mount Tabor. Credo. 
I 
My Lorp Jesus Curist crucified, Son of the 
most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thine eyes, and 
look upon me as Thou didst look from the tree of 
the Cross upon thy dear Mother sorrowing and 
afflicted. Credo. 
III 
My Lorp Jesus Curist crucified, Son of the 
most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thy blessed 
mouth, and speak to meas Thou didst speak to St 
John when Thou gavest him for son to thine own 
most beloved Mother. Credo. 
IV 
My Lorp Jesus Curist crucified, Son of the 
most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thine arms 
and embrace meas Thou didst open them upon the 
Cross to embrace the whole human race. Credo. 
128 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. May 24, 1859. 








JESUS CRUCIFIED 109 
V. 


Mv Lorp Jesus Curist crucified, Son of the 

most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thy Heart and 
receive therein my heart, and hear me in all that 
I ask of Thee, if so be it be agreeable to thy most 
holy will. Credo. 


129. Invocation of St Thomas Aquinas to the 


Cross. 
300 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


RUX mihi certa HE Cross is my 

salus. Crux est quam sure salvation. The 

semper adoro. Crux Do- Cross I ever adore. The 

MINI mecum. Crux mihi Crossof my LorD is with 

refugium. me. The Cross is my re- 
fuge. 


130. Prayers of St Clare of Assisi. 


300 Days, oncea day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I. 7o the Wound zn the Right Hand. 

RAISE be to Thee, O Jesus Cunisr, for the 

most sacred wound in thy Right Hand. By this 
adorable wound, and by thy most sacred Passion, 
pardon me all the sins I have committed against 
Thee in thought, word and deed, and all negligence 
in thy service, and all sensuality for which I have 
been to blame whether asleep or awake. Grant that 
I may be able to recall with devotion thy most 
pitiful death and sacred wounds; grant me the 
grace to mortify my body, and so to offer a pledge 
of my gratitude to Thee, who livest and reignest 
world without end. Amen. PATER noster, Ave Maria. 
II. 7o the Wound zn the Left Hand. 

RAISE and glory be to Thee, O sweetest Jesus 

CunisT, for the most sacred wound in thy Left 
Hand. By this adorable wound, have mercy on me, 
and deign to root out of my heart everything dis- 
pleasing to Thee. Give me the victory over thy 
perverse enemies, so that with thy grace I may 
129 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. January 21, 1874. 180 Leo XIII, November 21, 1885. 


IIO JESUS CRUCIFIED 

be able to overcome them; and by the merits of 

thy most pitiful death save me from all the dangers 

of my present and future life; and then, grant that 

I may share thy glory in heaven, who livest and 

reignest for ever and ever. Amen. PATER noster 

and Ave Maria. 

III. Zo the Wound zn the Right Foot. 

RAISE and glory be to Thee, O sweet JEsus 
Curist, for the most sacred wound in thy Right 

Foot; and by that adorable wound, grant me grace 
to do penance for my sins. And by thy most pitiful 
death I devoutly beg of Thee to keep me, thy poor 
servant, united, night and day, to thy holy will, 
and to remove afar off every misfortune of body 
and soul. And when the day of wrath shall come, 
receive me into thy mercy, and lead me to eternal 
happiness. Who livest and reignest world without 
end. Amen. PATER noster and Ave Maria. 

IV. Zo the Wound zn the Left Foot. | 
RAISE and glory be to Thee, most merciful 
Jesus Curist, for the most sacred wound in 

thy Left Foot; and by this adorable wound, grant 

me the grace of a full pardon, that with thine aid 

I may deserve to escape the sentence of eternal 

reprobation. I pray Thee, moreover, by thy most 

holy death, O my loving REDEEMER, that I may 
be able before my death to receive the sacrament 
of thy Body and Blood, after confession of my sins, 
and with perfect repentance and purity of body and 
mind. Grant that I may merit also to receive the 
holy anointing, for my eternal salvation, O Lonp, 
who liveth and reigneth world without end. Amen. 

PATER noster and Ave Maria. 

V. To the Wound zn the sacred Side. | 
RAISE and glory be to Thee, most loving JEsus 
Cunisr, for the most sacred wound in thy Side, 

and by that adorable wound, and by thy infinite 





JESUS CRUCIFIED FIE 
mercy, which Thou didst make known in the open- 
ing of thy Breast to the soldier Longinus, and so 
to us all, I pray Thee, O most gentle Jesus, that 
having redeemed me by baptism from original sin, 
so now by thy Precious Blood, which is offered and 
received throughout the world, deliver me from all 
evils, past, present and to come. And by thy most 
bitter death give me a lively faith, a firm hope, and 
a perfect charity, so that I may love Thee with all 
my heart, and all my soul, and all my strength; 
make me firm and steadfast in good works, and 
grant me perseverance in thy service, so that I 
may be able to please Thee always. Amen. PATER 
noster and Ave Maria. 

Y. We adore Thee, O Curist, and we bless Thee. - 
ky. Because by thy death and Blood Thou hast 
redeemed the world. 
Let us pray. 
LMIGHTY and everlasting Gop, who by the 
five woundsof thy Son, our Lorp JEsus CHnisT, 
hast redeemed the human race, grant to thy sup- 
pliants that we who daily venerate those wounds 
may, by the shedding of his Precious Blood, be 
freed from sudden and everlasting death. Through 
the same Curist our Lorp. Amen. 


131. Hymn, Vexilla Regis. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


EXILLA Regis pro- ORTH comes the 
deunt: StandardoftheKing: 
Fulget crucis mysterium, All hail, thou Mystery 
Qua vita mortem pertulit, ador'd! 
Et morte vitam protulit. Hail, Cross! on which 
the Life himself 
Died, and by death our 
life restor'd. 
131 Leo XIII, January 16, 1886. 


115 
Que vulnerata lanceze 

Mucrone diro, criminum 
Ut nos lavaret sordibus, 


Manavit unda et sangui- 


He. 


Impleta sunt, que con- 


cinit 

David fideli carmine, 
Dicendo nationibus: 
Regnavit a ligno Deus. 


Arbor decora et fulgida, 
Ornata regis purpura, 


Electa digno stipite 


Tam sanéta membra tan- 


gere. 


Beata, cujus brachiis 
Pretium pependit saeculi, 
Statera facta corporis, 
Tulitque praedam tartari. 


O Crux, ave spes unica, 


Gentis redempte gloria!T 


JESUS CRUCIFIED 


On which our SAvIOUR'S 
holy side, [spear, 
Rent open with a cruel 
Of blood and water 
pour'd a stream, 

To wash us from defile- 
ment clear. 

O sacred Wood! in thee 
fulfill’d 

Was holy David’s truth- 
ful lay! 

Which told the world, 
that from a Tree, 

The Lorp should all the 
nations sway. [oles 
Most royally empurpled 
How beautiful thy stem 
doth shine, 

How glorious was its 
lot to touch [divine! 
Those limbs so holy and 
Thriceblest, upon whose 
arms outstretched 

ENG. SAVIOUR Ob. the 
world reclined; 

Balance sublime! upon 
whose beam 

Was weigh'd the ran- 
som of mankind. 

Hail, Cross! thou only 
hope of man, 

Sign of redemption's 
glorious day,1 


T Zn. Passiontide: 


Hoc Passionis tempore 


Hail, on this holy Passion day. 


In Paschal Time: 
Paschale que fers gaudium, That bearest Paschaljoy thisday. 
On the Exaltation of Cross (September 14): 


In hac triumphi gloria 


Amid the triumph of this day. 





JESUS CRUCIFIED 


Piis adauge gratiam, 
Reisque dele crimina. 


Te, fons salutis Trinitas, 
Collaudet omnis spiritus: 
Quibus crucis viétoriam 
Largiris, adde praemium. 
Amen. 


Ite 
To saints increase the 


grace they have! 
Fromsinnerspurgetheir 
guilt away. 

Salvation's spring, blest 
Trinity, 

Be praise to Thee 
through earth and skies: 
Thou through the Cross 





the victory 
Dost give; oh, also give 
the prize. Amen. 


132. Prayer to Our Lord scourged at the Pillar. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Y divine Saviour, what didst Thou become, 

when for love of souls Thou didst allow thy- 
self to be bound to the column? Oh, how literally 
was then fulfilled the word of the prophet, that 
from head to foot Thou shouldst be all one wound, 
and such as not to be recognized for what Thou 
wast. What shame when they stripped Thee of 
thy clothes! What torment under the tempest of 
blows, multiplied without measure! What a pro- 
fusion of blood from thy streaming wounds! 

But it was neither the injustice of the Roman 
governor nor the cruelty of the soldiers that 
scourged Thee, but my sins. O miserable plea- 
sures which have cost Thee such pains! O hard- 
ness of heart, when, knowing Thee to be tor- 
mented for my sake, I have gone on offending 
Thee! 

From to-day, then, it shall be so no more. Bound 
to Thee with eternal bonds and fastened with Thee 
to the column, as long as my life endures, I will 
make satisfaction to thy offended justice. 

132 Leo XIII, Card. Vic. May 15, 1886. 


II4 JESUS CRUCIFIED 

By the column to which Thou wast bound, by 
the scourges which furrowed thy innocent flesh, 
by the blood Thou didst shed in such abundance, 
have pity, O LoRp, have pity, on me in my deso- 
lation. Release me this day from the snares of the 
tempter and preserve me from them for ever; and 
at the end of this exile, receive me in heaven. Amen. 


133. Ejaculation. 


100 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
A DORAMUS te, sanctis- Eadore Thee, most 
sime DoMINE JESU holy Lorp JEsus 


CuRISTE, benedicimus ti- CHRIST, we bless Thee; 
bi; quia per sanctam cru- because by thy holy 
cem tuam redemisti mun- Cross Thou hast re- 


dum. deemed the world. 
134. Invocation. 
100 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
CCE Crucem Do- EHOLD the Cross 


MINI M fugite partes of the Lonp, > flee 
adverse, vicit Leo de tri- ye adversaries, the Lion 
bu Juda, radix David. of the tribe of Juda has 
Alleluia. conquered, the root of 

David. Alleluia. 


135. Prayer to Our Lord on the Cross. 
i. 300 Days, once a Day. 
ii. Plenary, twice a year. I, II. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 
ESE- mu erueilixe, Y crucified JEsus, 
suscipe benignus pre- mercifully accept 
cem quam nunc pro mez the prayer which I now 
mortis articulo tibifundo, make to Thee for help 
quando illa jam appeten- in the moment of my 
te, omnes mei sensus de- death, when at its ap- 


ficient. proach all my senses 
shall fail me. 
133 Leo XIII, March 4, 1882. 134 Leo XIII, May 2r, 1892. 


135 Pius X, September 4, 1903. 








JESUS CRUCIFIED 


Cum igitur, dulcissime 
JESU, mei oculi languidi 
et demissi te non amplius 
respicere poterunt, me- 
mento illius succensi as- 
pectus, quem nunc tibi 
converto, et miserere mei. 


Cum labia meaarefacta 
non amplius tuas sacra- 
tissimas plagas osculari 
poterunt, memento illo- 
rum osculorum, quze nunc 
tibi figo, et miserere mei. 


Cum manus mee fri- 
gide non amplius tuam 
crucem amplecti pote- 
runt, memento sensus, 
quo nunc hoc ago, et mi- 
serere mei. 

Et cum tandem mea 
lingua tumens et immo- 
bilis non amplius loqui 
poterit, memento mez 
invocationis hujus mo- 
menti. 

JEsu, Joseph, Maria, 
vobis commendo animam 
meam. 


IIS 
When therefore, O 
sweetest JESUS, my 


weary and downcast 
eyes can no longer look 
up to Thee, be mindful 
of the loving gaze which 
now I turn on Thee, 
and have mercy on me. 

When my parched lips 
can no longer kiss thy 
most sacred wounds, 
remember then those 
kisses which now I im- 
print on thee, and have 
mercy on me. 

When my cold hands 
can no longer embrace 
thy Cross, forget not the 
affection. with which I 
embrace it now, and 
have mercy on me. 

And when, at length, 
my swollen and lifeless 
tongue can no longer 
speak, remember that I 
called upon Thee now. 


Jesu, Joseph, Mary, 
to you I commend my 
soul. 


136. Prayer to Jesus Dead. 


300 Days, T.Q. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
() JESUS, whoin thy bitter Passion didst become 
the reproach of men and the man of sorrows, 
I venerate thy sacred face on which shone the 
grace and sweetness of the Divinity, now for my 
136 Pius X, February 16, 1906. 


I2 


116 JESUS CRUCIFIED 

sake changed into the likeness of a leper. But 
under this deformity I perceive thy infinite love, 
and I am overwhelmed with the desire of loving 
Thee and making Thee beloved by all men. The 
tears which stream from thy eyes seem as precious 
pearls, which I love to gather up, in order to pur- 
chase with their infinite value the souls of poor 
sinners. 

O Jesus, thy face is the only beauty which 
ravishes my heart. I am content not to see here 
below the sweetness of thy look, not to feel the 
ineffable delight of a kiss of thy mouth; but oh! I 
beseech Thee print on me thy divine likeness, and 
inflame me with thy love, so that it may rapidly 
consume me, and I may soon come to see thy 
glorious face in Heaven. Amen. 


137. Prayer for a Happy Death. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


JESUS, while adoring thy last breath, I pray 

'Thee to receive mine. In the uncertainty whe- 
ther I shall have the command of my senses, when 
I shall depart out of this world, I offer Thee from 
this moment my agony and all the pains of my 
passing away. Thou art my FATHER and my Sa- 
VIOUR, and I give back my soul into thy hands. 
I desire that my last moment may be united to the 
moment of thy death, and that the last beat of my 
heart may be an act of pure love of Thee. Amen. 

137 Leo XIII, July 16, 1902. 





VIII. THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 
138. Chaplet of the Precious Blood. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Ouarantines, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Chaplet consists of seven Mysteries, in which we 
meditate upon the seven times in which JEsus CHRisT shed 
his Blood for us; at each Mystery except the last we say 
Pater noster five times, and Gloria Patri once; and at the 
last, Pater noster thrice, and Gloria Patri once; thus 
making up the number of 33, by saying the Pater noster 
thirty-three times in remembrance of the thirty-three years of 
cur Lorp’s life. End with the prayer, **Most Precious 
Blood," etc. 

N.B.—These Indulgences can be gained by merely saying 
thirty-three Pater nosters and, if the person is capable of 
meditating, reflecting on the Mysteries. 


THE CHAPLET 
Y. Deus, in adjutorium Y. O Gop, come to my 


meum intende. assistance, 

E. Domine, ad adjuvan- Ry. O Lonp, make haste 

dum me festina. to help me. 

Y. Gloria PATRI, e/c. Y. Glory be to the Fa- 
THER, e£c. 

Ey. Sicut erat, ezc. ky. As it was in the be- 


ginning, ec. 

First Mystery. 

HE first time our loving Saviour shed his 

Precious Blood for us was on the eighth day 
after his birth, when he was circumcised in order 
to fulfil the law of Moses. While, then, we reflect 
that Jesus did this to satisfy the justice of Gop for 
our lax ways, let us rouse ourselves to sorrow for 
them, and promise, with the help of his all-power- 
ful grace, to be henceforth truly chaste in body and 
in soul. PATER noster five times, and Gloria PATRI 
once. 
Y. Te ergo quesumus Y. We beseech Thee, 
tuis famulis subveni quos therefore, help thy ser- 


138 Pius VII, Res. October 18, 1815; Gregory XVI, July 5, 1843. 


118 THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 
pretioso Sanguine rede- vants, whom Thou hast 
misti. redeemed with thy Pre- 
cious Blood. 

SECOND MysTERY. 

EXT, in the Garden of Olives, Jesus shed his 

Blood for us in such quantity that it bathed 
the earth around. He did this at the sight of the 
ingratitude with which men would meet his love. 
Let us, then, repent sincerely that we have hitherto 
corresponded so ill with the countless blessings of 
Gop, and resolve to make good use of his graces 
and inspirations. PATER noster five Zzmes, and Gloria 
PATRI ozce. 
Y. Teergoquesumus,e¢c. V. We beseech, ec. 
THIRD MysTERrY. 

EXT, in his cruel scourging, Jesus shed his 

Blood when his flesh was so torn that streams 
of Blood flowed from every part of his body, all of 
which he offered all the time to his Eternal FATHER 
in payment of our impatience and our softness. 
How comes it, then, that we do not curb our anger 
and love of self? Henceforth we will try our best to 
bear our troubles well, and, despising self, take 
peacefully the injuries which men may do us. PATER 
noster five times, and Gloria PATRI once. 
VY.Teergo quesumus, ec. Y. We beseech, ezc. 
FounTH MysTERY. 

GAIN, from the sacred Head of Jesus, Blood 

poured down when it was crowned with thorns, 
in punishment of our pride and evil thoughts. Shall 
we, then, continue to nurture haughtiness, foster 
foul imaginations, and feed the wayward will within 
us? Henceforth let there be ever before our eyes 
our utter nothingness, our misery, and our weak- 
ness; and with generous hearts let us resist all the 
temptations of the devil. PATER noster five times, 
and Gloria PATRI once. 
Y.Te ergo quesumus,eéc. Y. We beseech, ezc. 








THE PRECIOUS BLOOD IIO 
FrirrrH MysrERY. 
HAT streamsof Precious Blood did not ourlov- 
ing Lorp pour forth from his veins when laden 
with the heavy Cross on that most grievous journey 
to Calvary! The very streets and ways of Jerusalem, 
through which He passed, were watered with it! 
This He did in satisfaction for the scandals and bad 
example by which his own creatures had led others 
astray. Who can tell how many of us are of this 
unhappy number? Who knows how many he him- 
self alone has, by his own bad example, brought 
down to hell? And what have we done to remedy 
this evil? Henceforth let us at least do all we can 
to save souls by word and by example, making 
ourselves a pattern to all of goodness and a holy 
life. PATER noster five times, and Gloria PATRI once. 
V.Teergo quesumus,e/c. Y. We beseech, edc. 
SixTH MyvsTERY. 
ORE, and still more Precious Blood did the 
REDEEMER of mankind shed in his barbarous 
Crucifixion ; when, his veins being rent and arteries 
burst, there rushed forth in a torrent, from his 
hands and his feet, that saving balm of life eternal, 
to pay for all the crimes and enormities of a lost 
world. Who, after this, would continue in sin, and 
so renew the cruel crucifixion of the Son of Gop? 
Let us weep bitterly for our bad deeds done, and 
detest them before the feet of the sacred minister 
of Gop; let us amend our evil ways, and hence- 
forth begin a truly Christian life, with the remem- 
brance ever in our hearts of all the Blood which 
our salvation cost the SAviourR of men. PATER 
noster five £imes, and Gloria PATRI once. 
V. Teergo quesumus,efc. V. We beseech, ec. 
SEVENTH MYSTERY. 
AST of all, after his death, when his sacred 
Side was opened by the lance, and his loving 
Heart was wounded, Jesus shed Blood, and with 


120 THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 
it there came forth water, to show us how his Blood 
was all poured out to the last drop for our salvation. 
Oh, the great goodness of our redeeming Lonp! 
Who will not love Thee, Saviour of my soul? 
What heart will not consume itself away for love 
of Thee, who hast done all this for our redemption? 
The tongue wants words to praise Thee ; so let us 
invite all creatures upon earth, all angels and all 
saints in Paradise, and most of all our dear Mother 
Mary, to bless, praise, and celebrate thy most Pre- 
cious Blood. Glory to the Blood of Jesus! Now and 
ever throughout all ages. Amen. PATER noster 
thrice, and Gloria PATRI once. 
V.Te ergo quesumus, ezc. Y. We beseech, ezc. 
Prayer. 
: OST Precious Blood of life eternal! price and 
ransom of the world! drink and bath of the 
soul! ever pleading the cause of man before the 
throne of Mercy; I adore Thee most profoundly; I 
would, if] were able, make Thee somecompensation 
for the outrages and wrongs Thou dost ever suffer 
from men, and especially from those who dare in 
their rashness to blaspheme Thee. Who will not 
bless this Blood of value infinite? who does not feel 
himself on fire with the love of JEsus, who shed it 
all for us? What should I be but for this Blood, 
which hath redeemed me? And what drew Thee, 
Thou Precious Blood, from the veins of my Lorn, 
even to the last drop? It was love. O boundless 
love, which gave to us this saving balsam! O bal- 
sam beyond all price, streaming forth from the 
fount of immeasurable love! Give to all hearts, all 
tongues, power to praise, celebrate, andthank Thee, 
now and ever, and throughout all eternity. Amen. 
Y. Redemisti nos, Dom- Thou hast redeemed us, 
INE, in Sanguine tuo: O Lonp, with thy Blood. 
ly. Et fecisti nos Dro And hast made us a 
nostro regnum. kingdom to our Gop. 





THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 


Oremus. 
MNIPOTENS sem- 
piterne DEUS, qui 


unigenitum FiLiUM tuum 
mundi REDEMPTOREM con- 
stituisti, ac ejus Sanguine 
placari voluisti; concede 
nobis, quesumus, salutis 
nostre pretium ita vene- 
rari, atque a presentis 
vite malis ejus virtute 
defendi in terris, ut fructu 
perpetuoletemurinccelis. 
Qui tecum vivit et regnat, 
etc. Amen. 


139. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. 


TOT 
Let us pray. 
LMIGHIY and 
everlasting Gop, 
who hast appointed 
thine only-begotten SON 
the Saviouroftheworld, 
and hast willed to be 
appeased by his Blood; 
grant us, we _ beseech 
Thee, so to venerate this 
Blood, the price of our 
salvation, and so to be 
defended on earth by its 
power from the evils of 
this present life, that in 
heaven we may be made 
glad by its everlasting 
fruit. Who liveth and 
reigneth, ec. Amen. 


(See Instructions, p. r.) 


Most Precious Blood, ec. 


(See above, p. 120.) 


140. Devout Aspirations. 


100 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
EORR Y pe to |ESHS! 
Who in bitter pains 

Pour'd for me the life-blood 
From his sacred veins. 
Grace and life eternal 
In that Blood I find ; 
Bless'd be his compassion, 
Infinitely kind! 

Bless’d through endless ages 
Be the precious stream, 
Which from endless torment 
Doth the world redeem. 


139 Pius VII, Res. October 18, 1815. 


140 Pius VII, Res. October 18, 1815. 


122 


141. Seven Offerings, in reparation for all the 
aum received by Our Lord in the Precious 
ood. 


THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 

There the fainting spirit 
Drinks of life her fill ; 

There, as in a fountain, 
Laves herself at will. 


Oh, the Blood of CunisT! 
It soothes the FATHER'S ire, 
Opes the gate of heaven, 
Quells eternal fire. 


Abel's blood for vengeance 
Pleaded to the skies, 

But the Blood of JEsus 
For our pardon cries. 


Oft as it is sprinkled 
On our guilty hearts, 

Satan in confusion 
Terror-struck departs. 


Oft as earth exulting 
Wafts its praise on high, 

Hell with terror trembles, 
Heaven is filled with joy. 


Lift ye, then, your voices ; 
Swell the mighty flood ; 

Louder still and louder, 
Praise the Precious Blood ! 


t5100 Days. 1.0. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, Iv. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I 
TERNAL FarHzn! I offer Thee the merits of 
the Precious Blood of Jesus, thy well-beloved 
SON, my SAVIOUR and my Gop, for the propagation 
and exaltation of my dear Mother,thy Holy Church; 
for the safety and prosperity of her visible head, 


141 Pius VII, Res. September 22, 1817. 








THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 123 
our chief pastor the Bishop of Rome; for the car- 
dinals, bishops, and pastors of souls, and for all 
the ministers of the sanctuary. Gloria PATRI. 
Blessed and praised for evermore be JESUS, who 
hath saved us with his Blood. 


I 
TERNAL FarHER! I offer Thee the merits of 
the Precious Blood of JEsus, thy well-beloved 
SON, my SAVIOUR and my Gop, for the peace and 
concord of Catholic kings and princes, for the 
humiliation of the enemies of our holy Faith, and 
for the welfare of all Christian people. Gloria PATRI. 
Blessed and praised, ezc. 
III 
TERNAL FaTHER! I offer Thee the merits of 
the Precious Blood of JEsus, thy well-beloved 
Son, my SAVIOUR and my Gop, for the repentance 
of unbelievers, the uprooting of heresy, and the 
conversion of sinners. Gloria PATRI. 
Blessed and praised, ezc. 
IV 
TERNAL FarHER! I offer Thee the merits of 
the Precious Blood of JEsus, thy well-beloved 
SON, my SAVIOUR and my Gop, for all my relations, 
friends, and enemies; for the poor, the sick, and 
the afflicted, and for all those for whom Thou, my 
Gop, knowest that I ought to pray, or wouldst 
have me pray. Gloria PATRI. 
Blessed and praised, ezc. 
V 
TERNAL FaTHER! I offer Thee the merits of 
the precious Blood of Jesus, thy well-beloved 
SON, my SAviouR and my Gop, for all who this 
day are passing to the other life ; that thou wouldst 
save them from the pains of hell, and admit them 
quickly to the possession of thy glory. Gloria 
PATRE 
Blessed and praised, e/c. 


124 THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 
VI 

TERNAL FarHER! I offer Thee the merits of 

the Precious Blood of JEsus, thy well-beloved 
Son, my SAviour and my Gob, for all those who 
love this great treasure, for those who join with 
me in adoring it and honouring it, and for those 
who strive to spread devotion to it. Gloria PATRI. 
Blessed and praised, ezc. 

VII 

TERNAL Fatuer! I offer Thee the merits of 

the Precious Blood of Jesus, thy well-beloved 
SON, my SAVIOUR and my Gop, for all my wants, 
spiritual and temporal; in suffrage for the holy 
souls in purgatory, and chiefly for those who were 
most devout lovers of this Blood, the price of our 
redemption, and of the sorrows and pains of our 
dear Mother, most holy Mary. Gloria PATRI. 
Blessed and praised, eéc. 
Glory be to the Blood of JEsus, now and for ever, 
and throughout all ages! Amen. 


142. Act of Oblation in thanksgiving for bless- 


in$s received. 
i. 100 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. J, I, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


TERNAL FATHER! we offer Thee the most 

Precious Blood of JEsus,shed for us with such 
great love and bitter pain from his Right Hand; 
and through the merits and the efficacy of that 
Blood, we entreat Thy Divine Majesty to grant 
us thy holy benediction, in order that we may 
be defended thereby from all our enemies, and 
be set free from every ill; whilst we say, May 
the blessing of Almighty Gop, FATHER, Son and 
Hoty Sprrir descend upon us and remain with us 
for ever. Amen. PATER, Ave and Gloria. 


142 Leo XII, Res. October 25, 1823. 








THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 125 
143. Month consecrated to the Precious Blood 
(which may begin on any day of the year). 
i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines daily to all who 
assist at the public devotions. 

ii. Plenary, to all who shall assist at public devotions at 
least ten times in the month; this they may gain in the 
course of the said month, or on one of the eight days im- 
mediately following it. I, II, III, IV. 

iii. 300 Days, daily, to those who shall practise this devo- 
tion in private, with devout prayers and acts in honour of 
the Precious Blood. 

iv. Plenary, to those who shall practise it in private for a 
month together; to be gained on the last day of the month, 
or one of the next eight days. I, II, II, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


144. Prayer to Jesus of Nazareth. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


EHOLD me at thy feet, O Jesus of Nazareth; 

behold the most miserable of creatures, who pre- 
sents himself before Thee, humbled and penitent. 
Have mercy on me, O Lonp, according to thy 
great mercy. I sinned, and my sins were committed 
against Thee, O Gop of infinite bounty. O JEsus, 
hear my prayers, graciously hear, O loving FATHER, 
the requests I lay at thy feet: cast a favourable 
look on my soul, Thou who art theloving FATHER 
of men, the Supreme Judge, the King of Heaven 
and of earth, the true benefactor of the wretched. 
Come then to my assistance, O Jesus of Nazareth. 
Grant me the graces which I ask of Thee, kneeling 
at thy feet. My soul belongs to Thee, because Thou 
hast created and redeemed it with thy Precious 
Blood. May thy work not be in vain. Turn, O loving 
FATHER, thy regard upon me and bless me. O Gop 
of mercy, have pity on me; pardon me, who am 
thy son; deal not severely with me; give me tears 
of repentance; pardon me as Thou didst pardon 


143 Pius IX, June 4, 1850. 
144 Leo XIII, June 26, 1894. 


126 THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 
the penitent thief; watch over me from the height 
of Heaven and bless me. Amen. | 

End with the Apostles’ Creed. 


145. Ejaculation. 
i. 300 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. 1, r1, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


To be said in reparation for blasphemzes. 
TERNAL FarHER, by the most Precious Blood 
of Jesus Curist, glorify his most holy Name, 
according to the intention and the desires of his 
adorable Heart. 


146. Offering. 


100 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. I.) 


TERNAL FarHER! I offer Thee the Precious 
Blood of Jesus Curist in satisfaction for my 
sins, and for the wants of Holy Church. 


145 Pius X, January 27, 1908. 
146 Pius VII, Res. September 22, 1817. 








IX. THE SACRED HEART 


147. Visit to a Representation of the Sacred 


Heart, exposed for public veneration. 
Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


148. Act of Oblation to be made before a Re- 


presentation of the Sacred Heart. 
i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, Iv. 
(See Instructions; p. 1.) 
Y loving Jesus, out of the grateful love I 
bear Thee, and to make reparation for my 
unfaithfulness to grace, I (N.N.) give Thee my 
heart, and I consecrate myself wholly to Thee; 
and with thy help I purpose never to sin 
again. 


149. Acts of Devotion. 


i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


1. The Word was made Flesh, and dwelt amongst 
us. 
TERNAL Word, made Man for love of us, 
humbly kneeling at thy feet we adore Thee with 
the deepest veneration of our souls; and in order 
that we may repair our ingratitude for this great 
benefit of thy Incarnation, we unite ourselves to 
the hearts of all those who love Thee, and together 
with them we offer Thee our humble loving thanks- 
eiving. Pierced by the excess of humility, goodness, 
and sweetness which we behold in thy Divine 
Heart, we beseech Thee to give us thy grace, that 
in our lives we too may imitate these virtues so 
dear to Thee. PATER, Ave, and Gloria. 
ir. He was crucified also for us; suffered under 
Pontius Pilate, and was buried. 


147 Pius VI, Res. January 2, 1799. 148 Pius VII, Mem. June 9, op 
149 Pius VII, Res. February 12, 1808; Pius IX, June 18, 1876. . 


128 THE SACRED HEART . 

ESUS our loving Saviour, humbly kneeling at 

thy feet we adore Thee with the deepest venera- 
tion of our souls; and, in order that we may give 
Thee proof of the sorrow we feel at our insensi- 
bility to the outrages and sufferings which thy 
loving Heart made Thee undergo for our salvation 
in thy painful Passion and Death, we here unite 
ourselves with the hearts of all those who love 
Thee, and together with them we give thanks unto 
Thee with our whole soul. We wonder at the 
boundless patience and generosity of thy divine 
Heart; and we entreat Thee to fill our hearts with 
such a spirit of Christian penance as may enable 
us courageously to embrace suffering, and to 
make thy Cross our great comfort and all our glory. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
ill. Thou didst give them bread from heaven to eat, 
containing in itself all sweetness. 

ESUS, who dost burn with love for us, humbly 

kneeling at thy feet we adore Thee with the 
deepest veneration of our souls; and, in order to 
make Thee reparation for the outrages which thy 
divine Heart daily receives in the most holy Sacra- 
ment of the Altar, we unite ourselves with the 
hearts of all those who love Thee, and give Thee 
tenderest thanks. We love in thy divine Heart 
this thy incomprehensible fire of love towards thy 
Eternal FATHER, and we entreat Thee to inflame 
our hearts with ardent charity towards Thee and 
towards our neighbour. PATER, Ave, avd Gloria. 

ASTLY, O most loving Jesu, we pray Thee, 
by the sweetness of thy Divine Heart, convert 

the sinner, console the afflicted, help the dying, 
lighten the pains of the souls in purgatory. Make 
all our hearts one in the bonds of true peace and 
charity, deliver us from sudden and unforeseen 
death, and grant us a death holy and peaceful. 
Amen. 





THE SACRED HEART I29 

Y. Heart of JEsus, burning with love of us, 
ky. Inflame our hearts with love of Thee. 
Let us pray. 

RANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty Gop, that 

we who glory in the most Sacred Heart of thy 
well-beloved Son, and call to mind the chief bene- 
fits of his heavenly charity towards us, may be 
gladdened by the operation and the fruit of those 
graces in our souls. Through the same CHnisrT, ezc. 

O Divine Heart of my Jesus! I adore Thee with 
all the powers of my soul; I consecrate them to 
Thee for ever, together with all my thoughts, my 
words, my works, and my whole self. I purpose 
to offer to Thee, as far as I am able, acts of adora- 
tion, love, and glory, like unto those which Thou 
dost offer to thine Eternal FATHER. I beseech Thee, 
be Thou the reparation for my transgressions, 
the protector of my life, my refuge and asylum in 
the hour of my death. By thy sighs, and by that 
sea of bitterness in which Thou wast immersed for 
me throughout the whole course of thy mortal 
life, grant me true contrition for my sins, contempt 
of earthly things, an ardent longing for the glory 
of heaven, trust in thy infinite merits, and final 
perseverance in thy grace. 

Heart of JEsus, all love! I offer Thee these 
humble prayers for myself, and for all who unite 
with me in spirit to adore Thee; vouchsafe, of thy 
infinite goodness, to receive and to answer them, 
and especially for that one of us who shall first end 
this mortal life. Sweet Heart of my SAVIOUR, pour 
down upon him, in the agony of death, thine in- 
ward consolations; place him in thy sacred wounds; 
cleanse him from every stain in that furnace of 
love, that so Thou mayest open to him speedily 
the entrance into thy glory, there to intercede 
with Thee for all those who yet tarry in their land 


of exile. 
K 


130 THE SACRED HEART 

Most Holy Heart of my most loving JEsus, I 
purpose to renew these acts of adoration and these 
prayers for myself, miserable sinner that I am, as 
well as for all who are associated with me to adore 
Thee, every moment while I live, down to the last 
instant of my life. I recommend to Thee, my JEsus, 
the Holy Church, thy well-beloved Spouse, our 
own true Mother, the souls that undergo thy 
justice, all poor sinners, those who are in afflic- 
tion, the dying, and all mankind—let not thy 
Blood be shed in vain for them; and, last of all, 
vouchsafe to receive my poor prayers for the relief 
of the souls in purgatory, and, above all, for those 
who in the course of their life were wont devoutly 
to adore Thee. 

Most loving heart of Mary, which, amongst the 
hearts of all creatures of Gop, art at once the most 
pure, most inflamed with love for Jesus, and most 
compassionate towards us poor sinners, gain for 
us from the Heart of JEsus our REDEEMER all the 
graces which we ask of thee. Mother of mercies, 
one single throb, one beat of thy heart, all on fire 
with love towards the Heart of JEsus, has power 
to console us to the full. Only grant us this favour 
and the Heart of JEsus, out of that filial love It 
had and will ever have for thee, will not fail to 
hear and answer us. Amen. 


150. Chaplet. 

i. 300 Days.T.9. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, 11, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

V. O Gop, come to my assistance. 
ky. O Lonp, make haste to help me. 
Y. Glory be, ez. 
E. As it was, ezc. 


150 Pius VII, March 20, 1815. 





THE SACRED.HEART 131 
I 
y most loving Jesus, when I ponder over thy 
most Sacred Heart, all tenderness and sweet- 
ness for sinners, then doth my heart rejoice, and I 
am filled with hope of thy kind welcome. But, ah 
me, my sins! how many and how great! With 
Peter and with Magdalen, I bewail and abhor 
them, because they are an offence to Thee, my 
Sovereign Good. Oh, grant me pardon for them 
all. I pray thy Sacred Heart that I may rather die 
than offend Thee again, and may live only to love 
Thee. PATER once, Gloria five times, tn honour of 
the Sacred Heart, then: 
Sweet Heart of my JEsus, 
Make me love Thee ever more and more. 
I 
v Jesus, I bless thy most humble Heart; and 
I give thanks unto Thee, who in making It 
my model dost urge me with strong pleadings to 
imitate It, and also, at the cost of so many humi- 
liations, dost vouchsafe thyself to point out and 
smooth for me the way to follow Thee. Fool and 
ungrateful that I am, how have I wandered far 
away from Thee! Pardon me, my JEsus! Take 
away from me all hateful pride and ambition, that 
with lowly heart I may follow Thee, my JEsus, 
amidst humiliations, and so gain peace and salva- 
tion. Strengthen me, Thou who canst, and I will 
ever bless thy Sacred Heart. PATER once, Gloria 
five times. Sweet Heart, ezc. 
IH 
Mi Jesus, I marvel at thy most patient Heart, 
and I give Thee thanks for all the wondrous 
examples of unwearied patience which Thou hast 
left us. It grieves me that these examples still 
have to reproach me for my excessive delicacy, 
shrinking from every little pain. Pour, then, into 
my heart, O dear JEsus, a fervent and constant 
K2 


132 THE SACRED HEART 
love of suffering and the cross, of mortification 
and of penance, that, following Thee to Calvary, I 
may with Thee attain the joys of Paradise. PATER 
once, Gloria five times. Sweet Heart, ezc. 
IV 

EAR Jesus, beside thy most gentle Heart I 
Dz my own, and shudder to see how unlike 
mine is to thine. How am I wont to fret and grieve 
when a hint, a look, or a word thwarts me! Par- 
don all my violence, and give me for the future 
grace to imitate in every contradiction thy unalter- 
able meekness, that so I may enjoy an everlasting 
holy peace. PATER once, Gloria five times. Sweet 
Heart, ezc. 

V 

ET us sing praise to Jesus for his generous 

Heart, Conqueror of death and hell; for well It 
merits every praise. Still more than ever con- 
founded am I, looking upon my coward heart, 
which dreads even a rough word or injurious 
taunt. But it shall be so with me no more. My 
Jesus, I pray Thee for such strength that, fighting 
and conquering self on earth, I may one day re- 
joice triumphantly with Thee in heaven. PATER 
once, Gloria five times. Sweet Heart, ezc. 

OW let us turn to Mary, and dedicating 

ourselves yet more and more to her, and 
trusting in her Mother's heart, we say to her: By 
all the virtue of thy most sweet heart obtain for 
me, great Mother of Gop, our Mother Mary, a true 
and enduring devotion to the Sacred Heart of 
Jesus, thy Son, that, bound up in every thought 
and affection in union with his Heart, I may 
fulfil each duty of my state, serving JEsus ever- 
more with readiness of heart, and specially this 
day. 
Y. Heart of JEsus, burning with love or us, 
ky. Inflame our hearts with love of Thee. 





RHE SACRED.HEART 133 
Let us pray. 
ORD, we beseech Thee, let thy Hoty Spirit 
kindle in our hearts that fire of charity which 
our Lorp Jesus Curist, thy Son, sent forth from 
his inmost Heart upon this earth, and willed that 
it should burn exceedingly. Who liveth and reign- 
eth with Thee, in the unity of the same Hoty 
SPIRIT, Gop for ever and ever. Amen. 


151. Visit to any Church or Public Oratory 
where the Feast of the Sacred Heart is being 
kept. 
Plenary. n, IV: 

(See Instructions, p. r.) 

The Indulgences granted for Corpus CHRISTI, in the case 
of the divine offices celebrated during solemn Exposition 
(see p. 68), may be gained on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 
even if transferred. The Feast may be transferred with 
leave of the Ordinary. 


152. Novena of the Sacred Heart. 
i. 300 Days, each day. 
ii. Plenary, during the Novena or Octave. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
This Novena may be made for the Feast ot the Sacred 
Heart, and once during the year as well, with any form 
of prayers approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. 


153. Prayer for those in their agony. 
i. 100 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month, if said thrice daily, at three 
distinct intervals. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


CLEMENTISSIME Most merciful JE- 

Jesu, amator anima- sus, Lover of souls: 
rum; obsecro te, per ago- I pray Thee, by the 
niam cordis tui sanctis- agony of thy most Sa- 
simi, et per dolores Matris cred Heart, and by the 
tue Immaculate, lavain sorrows of thy Immacu- 
sanguine tuo peccatores late Mother, cleanse in 


181 Pius VII, Mem. July 7, 1815; Leo XIII, Rit. June 28, 1889. 
152 Pius IX, Res. January 5, 1849; November 26, 1876. 
193 Pius IX, February 2, 1850. 


134 THE SACRED HEART 
totiusmundi,nuncpositos thine own Blood the sin- 
in agonia et hodie mori- ners of the whole world 


turos. Amen. who are now in their 
agony and to die this 
day. Amen. 


Cor JEsu, in agonia Heart of JESUS, once 


factum, miserere morien- in agony, pity the dying. 


tium. 


154. Month of June. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Ouarantines, each day. 

ii. Plenary, during the month or first eight days of July. 
LO Hb IV. 

For i and ii any form of devotion, public or private, may be 
used. If it bein public, ten attendances suffice for the plenary 
Indulgence. If in private, the devotion must be practised 
daily throughout the month. 

iii. Plenary, T.Q., on June 30, every time a visit is made 
to a church where the Month of the Sacred Heart has been 
solemnly observed. 1, Il, 1v. 

iv. 500 Days, to promoters of this devotion whenever they 
do any good work calculated to propagate or make better 
observed this Month of the Sacred Heart. 

v. Plenary, to the same persons for every communion made 
in June. The privilege of the Gregorian altar is conferred 
on the preacher of the month and the Rector of the church 
where the month has been duly observed, available for their 
Masses on June 30. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

N.B.—The solemn observance of June contemplated in iii, 
iv, and v implies discourses, either daily, or at least for eight 
days, after the manner of spiritual exercises. 

The Month may be concluded on the last Sunday of the 
month. 

It may beobserved in the semi-public chapels or seminaries, 
communities, etc. 

It may be transferred to another month by leave of the 
bishop. 


155. Acts of Homage to the Eucharistic Heart 
of Jesus. 
200 Days, for each of the four Acts. T.Q. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


154 Leo XIII, May 30, 1902; Pius X, January 26, 1998 
155 Leo XIII, Br. February 6, 1899. 





tHE SACRED HEART 135 


N.B.—This Devotion does not substantially differ from the 
ordinary Devotion to the Sacred Heart. It merely empha- 
sizes the Act of Supreme love of that Heart in bestowing the 
gift of the Holy Eucharist upon us. 

Prayer. 
EART of Jesus in the Eucharist, sweet com- 
panion in our exile, I adore Thee. 
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, 
Heart solitary, Heart humiliated, 
Heart abandoned, Heart forgotten, 
Heart despised, Heart outraged, 
Heart ignored by men, 
Heart, lover of our hearts, 
Heart desirous of being loved, 
Heart patient in waiting for us, 
Heart eager to hear us, 
Heart longing to be prayed to, 
Heart source of new graces, 
Heart wrapped in silence, desiring to speak to 
souls, 
Heart, the sweet retuge of the hidden life, 
Heart, teacher of the secrets of union with Gop, 
Heart of him who sleeps, yet ever watches, 
Eucharistic Heart of JEsus, have pity on us. 
JEsus victim, I desire to console Thee. 
I unite myself to Thee, and sacrifice myself with 
«hee 
I annihilate myself in thy presence. 
I would forget myself to be mindful of Thee. 
I would be forgotten and despised for love of 
Thee. 
And be neither understood nor loved, unless by 
Thee. 
I will silence myself to listen to Thee, I will 
abandon myself to lose myself in Thee. 

Grant that I may thus appease thy thirst, the 
thirst for my sanctification and salvation, and that 
being purified I may bestow on Thee a pure and 
true love. 


136 THE SACRED HEART 

I would not longer weary thy patience; take 
possession of me, I give myself to Thee. 

I offer Thee all my actions, my intellect to be illu- 
minated by Thee, my heart to be guided by Thee, 
my will to be made strong, my soul and body to 
be nourished, my misery to be lightened. 

Eucharistic Heart of my JEsus, whose blood is 
the life of my soul, may it be no longer I that live, 
but do thou alone live in me. Amen. 

II. AC of Consecration. 

ESUS, adorable Lonp, hidden in thy Sacrament 

of love, Thou who abidest with us to sweeten 
our exile, should I not occupy myself in consoling 
Thee in thine? To Thee who givest me thy heart, 
how should I not offer Thee mine? 

Truly, to give myself to Thee is to benefit my- 
self; it is to find an ineffable treasure, a heart, 
loving, disinterested, and faithful, such as I would 
wish my own to be. I cannot be for ever receiving, 
and giving nothing in return. Dear Lonp, I could 
never vie with Thee in generosity, but I love Thee; 
deign to accept my poor heart, and though it is 
worthless, yet because Thou lovest it, it may be- 
come something by thy grace; make it good and 
take it into thy custody. 

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I consecrate to 
Thee all the powers of my soul, and all the powers 
of my body; I desire to apply myself to the work 
of knowing Thee and loving Thee ever more and 
more, in order to make Thee better known and 
loved by others. I would do nothing except what 
tends to thy glory, nor act in anything but as thy 
divine FATHER wills. I consecrate to Thee all the 
moments of my life in a spirit of adoration before 
thy real presence, in a spirit of thanksgiving for 
this incomparable gift, of reparation for our cruel 
indifference, and of incessant supplication, so that 
our prayers offered to Thee, with Thee, and in 





THE SACRED HEART 137 

Thee may rise to the throne of divine mercy pure 
and efficacious, and for Gop's eternal glory. 
Amen. 
III. Ejaculation. 

UCHARISTIC Heart of JEsus, on fire with 

love of us, inflame our hearts with love ot 
a ee. 
IV. Adc? of Reparation. 

UCHARISTIC Heart of my Gop, living and 

beating under the veil of the sacred species, I 
adore Thee. 

Moved atresh with love for the immense benefit 
of the divine Eucharist, penetrated with sorrow 
for my ingratitude, I humble and annihilate myself 
in the still greater abyss of thy mercies. 

Thou didst choose me from childhood; Thou 
didst not despise my infirmity; Thou didst descend 
into my poor heart, and giving it happiness and 
peace, didst invite it to mutual love; and I have 
lost all, by being unfaithful to Thee, O Jesus, my 
Lorp. I have allowed my spirit to become dissi- 
pated and my heart to grow cold; I have listened 
to my own voice and have forgotten Thee. 

Thou wouldst have been my guide, my coun- 
sellor, protector of my life, and I, allowing my 
passions to destroy the sweet attraction of thy 
presence, have lost sight of Thee and forgotten 
Oo nee; 

In the salutary trials of our probation, in times 
of joy and consolation, in my difficulties and neces- 
sities, instead of having recourse to Thee, I have 
gone after creatures and have forgotten Thee. 

I have forgotten Thee in deserted tabernacles, 
where thy love languishes, in the churches of 
towns where Thou art outraged in the hearts of 
the indifferent and sacrilegious, and in my own 
sinful heart, O Jesus, as well when I approached 
to receive Thee, as after receiving Thee. 


138 THEH- SACRED HEART 

Eucharistic Heart of my SAviour, the delight of 
my first Communion and of the days of my fidelity, 
I surrender to Thee. Return! Return! draw me to 
Thyself afresh. Pardon me yet again this time; 
and I shall hope everything in the strength of thy 
love. 

Glorious Archangel St Michael and thou, O be- 
loved disciple St John, offer to Jesus this my act 
of reparation, and be propitious to me. Amen. 


156. Daily Act of Oblation. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


LORD Jesus CHnisT, in union with that 

divine intention with which Thou didst on 
earth offer praises to Gop through thy Sacred 
Heart, and now dost continue to offer them in all 
places in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and wilt 
do so to the end of the world, I most willingly 
offer Thee, throughout this entire day without the 
smallest exception, all my intentions and thoughts, 
all my affections and desires, all my words and 
actions, that they may be conformed to the most 
sacred heart of the blessed Virgin Mary ever Im- 
maculate. 


157. Act of Consecration of B. Margaret 
Mary. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
N.N., give and consecrate to the Sacred Heart 
, of our Lorp Jesus CHRIST my person and 
my life, my actions, penances, and sufferings, not 
wishing to make use of any part of my being for 
the future except in honouring, loving, and glori- 
fying that Sacred Heart. 
It is my irrevocable will to be entirely his, and 


156 Leo XIII, December 19, 1885. 
157 Leo XIII, January 13, 1898 ; Pius X, May 3o, 1908. 





THE SACRED HEART 139 
to do everything for his love, renouncing with my 
whole heart whatever might displease Him. 

I take Thee then, O most Sacred Heart, as the 
sole object of my love, as the protector of my life, 
as the pledge of my salvation, as the remedy of 
my frailty and inconstancy, as the repairer of all 
the defects of my life, and as my secure refuge in 
the hour of death. 

Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification 
before Gop the FATHER, and remove far from me 
the thunderbolts of his just wrath. O Heart ot 
love, I place my whole confidence in Thee. While 
I fear all things from my malice and frailty, I hope 
all things from thy goodness. 

Consume then in me whatever can displease or 
be opposed to Thee, and may thy pure love be so 
deeply impressed upon my heart that it may be 
impossible that I should ever be separated from 
Thee, oPforset Thee; 

I implore Thee, by all thy goodness, that my 
name may be written in Thee, for in Thee I wish 
to place all my happiness and all my glory, living: 
and dying in very bondage to Thee. Amen. 


158. Devotions for Fridays. 

i. Plenary on the first Friday of the month. I, II, Iv. 

ii. Seven Years and Seven Ouarantines, on other Fridays. 
LI IDIV. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

All that is required is that some time should be spent in 
meditating on the infinite goodness of the Sacred Heart. 


159. Ejaculation. 

100 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Mav the Heart of JEsus be loved everywhere. 
160. Ejaculation. 

300 Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart 
like unto thine. 


158 Leo XIII, September 7, 1897. 
159 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. September 23, 185c. 
160 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. January 25, 1868; Pius X, September 15, 1905. 


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140 THE SACRED HEART 
161. Ejaculation. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


AY the Heart of JEsus in the most Blessed 

Sacrament be praised, adored, and loved with 
grateful affection, at every moment, in all the 
'Tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. 
Amen. 


162. Ejaculation. 
i. 300 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, 11, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Sweet Heart of my JEsus, 
Make me love Thee ever more and more! 


163. Ejaculation. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
DULCE cor JESU, sis amor SWEET Heart of JEsus 


meus. be my love. 


164. Ejaculation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
OR Jesu flagrans a- EART of “Jesus 
more nostri, inflam- burning with love 
ma cor nostrum amore of us, inflame our hearts 
tui. with love of Thee. 


165. Litany of the Sacred Heart. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


YRIE eleison. ORD, have mercy. 
CHRISTE eleison. CHRIST, have mercy. 
KvnrE eleison. Lonp, have mercy. 
CHRISTE, audi nos. CHRIST, hear us. 
CHRISTE, exaudi nos. CHRIST, graciously hear 
us. 
16! Pius IX, Pr. Ma. February 29, 1868. 162 Pius IX, November 26, 1876. 
I3 Leo XIII, May 21, 1892. 164 Leo XIII, July 16, 1893. 


165 Leo XIII, Rit. April 2, 1899. 








THE SACRED HEART 


PaTER de coelis Dkvs, 
miserere nobis. 


Fitt Redemptor mundi 
DEUs, miserere nobis. 
SPIRITUS SANCTE DEus, 
Sancta | lrinifas, ^ unus 
DEUus, 

Cor Jesu, Fun PATRIS 
zeterni, 

Cor JESU, in sinu Vir- 


ginis Matris a SPIRITU, 2 
SANCTO formatum, a 

c 
Cor Jesu, Verbo DEI 2 
substantialiter — uni- 5 
rum, e: 

n 


Cor JESU, majestatis 
infinite, 

Cor JEsu, templum DE! 
sanctum, 

Cor Jesu, tabernaculum 
Altissimi, 

Cor Jesu, domus DE! et 
porta coeli, 


Cor Jesu, fornax ardens 
caritatis, 

Cor JESU, justitiz et amo- 
ris receptaculum, 
Cor JESU, bonitate 
amore plenum, 

Cor JESU, virtutum om- 
nium abyssus, 

Cor JESU, omni laude di- 
gnissimum, 

Cor JESU, rex et centrum 
omnium cordium, 


et 


141 
Gop the FarHER of 
Heaven, have mercy on 
us. 

Gop the Son, Redeemer 
of the world, 

Gop the Hoty Guost, 
Holy Trinity, one Gon, 


Heart of Jesus, Son of 
the Eternal FATHER, 
Heart of Jesus, for- m 
med in the womb of & 
the Virgin Mother by 9? 
the Hoty Gnosr, 
Heart of JEsus, uni- 
ted substantially with 
the Word of Gop, 
Heart of JESUS; OF 
infinite majesty, 
Heart “Ol, JESUS, 
temple of Gop, 
Heart of JEsus, taber- 
nacle of the Most High, 
Heart of JEsus, house 
of Gop and gate of Hea- 
ven, 

Heart of Jesus, glowing 
furnace of charity, 
Heart of JEsus, vessel 
of justice and love, 
Heart of JEsus, full of 
goodness and love, 
Heart of JEsvs, abyss 
of all virtues, 

Heart ol JESUS, most 
worthy of all praise, 
Heart of JEsus, King 
and centre of all hearts, 


‘sn uo ÁKo1o9ul 


un 


holy 


142 
Cor JESU, in quo sunt 
omnes thesauri sapientie 
et scientiae, 

Cor JESU, in quo habitat 
omnis plenitudo Divini- 
tatis, 

Cor JESU, in quo PATER 
sibi bene complacuit, 


Cor Jesu, de cujus pleni- 


tudine omnes nos acce- 


pimus, 

Cor Jesu, desiderium col- 
lium zternorum, 

Cor JESU, patiens et 
multae misericordize, 
Cor JEsu, dives in 
omnes qui invocantte, 
Cor JESU, fons vite et 
sanctitatis, 

Cor JESU, propitiatio 
pro peccatis nostris, 
Cor JESU, saturatum op- 
probriis, 

Cor JESU, attritum pro- 
pter scelera nostra, 

Cor JEsu, usque ad mor- 
tem obediens factum, 
Cor JEsu, lancea perfo- 
ratum, 

Cor JESU, fons totius con- 
solationis, 

Cor JEsu, vita et resur- 
rectio nostra, 

Cor JESU, pax et reconci- 
liatio nostra, 

Cor JESU, victima pecca- 
torum, 


'SIqou 94949SI]A 


THE SACRED HEART 


Heart of JEsus, in which 
are all the treasures of 
wisdom and knowledge, 
Heart of JEsvs, in which 
dwelleth all the fullness 
of the Divinity, 

Heart of JEsus, in which 
the FATHER is well plea- 
sed, 

Heart of JEsvs,of whose 
fullness we have all re- 
ceived, 

Heart of Jesus, desire 
of the eternal hills, 
Heart of JEsus, pati- 
ent and richin mercy, 
HeartofJEsus,richto 
all who invoke Thee, 
Heart of JEsus, fount 
of life and holiness, 
HeartofJEsus, propi- 
tiation for our sins, 
Heart of Jesus, satura- 
ted with revilings, 
Heart of JEsus, crushed 
for our iniquities, 
Heart of JEsus, made 
obedient unto death, 
Heart of JEsus, pierced 
with a lance, 

Heart of JESUS, source 
of all consolation, 
Heart of Jesus, our life 
and resurrection, 

Heart of JESUS, our 
peaceand reconciliation, 
Heart of JEsus, victim 
for our sins, 


‘sn uo Áo1aul VAL TT 








THE SACRED HEART 


Cor JESU, salus in te = 
sperantium, 


Cor JESU, spes in te 
morientium, 

Cor JEsv, deliciae San- 
ctorum omnium, 


'SIqou 919J9SI 


AGNUS DEI, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, parce nobis 
DoMINE. 
AGNUS DEI, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, exaudi nos 
DoMINE. 


AGNUS DEI, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, miserere no- 
bis. 

V. Jesu mitis et humilis 
corde. 

ky. Fac cor nostrum se- 
cundum cor tuum. 


Oremus. 
MNIPOTENS  sempi- 
terne DEUS, respice 


in cor dilectissimi FIL 
tui et in laudes et satis- 
factiones, quas in nomine 
peccatorum tibi persolvit, 
lisque misericordiam tu- 
am petentibus, tu veniam 
concede placatus in nomi- 
ne ejusdem FILu tui JEsu 
CHRISTI, qui tecum vivit 
et regnat in unitate SPr- 
RITUS Sancti Deus, per 
omnia szecula seeculorum. 
Amen. 


143 
Heart of Jesus, sal- 
vation of those who 
hope in Thee, 
Heart of JEsus, hope 
of those who die in 
Thee, 
Heart of Jesus, de- 
light of all saints, 
LAMB of Gop, who tak- 
est away the sins of the 
world, spareus, O Lorn. 
LAMB of Gop, who tak- 
est away the sins of the 
world, graciously hear 
us, O Lorp. 
LAMBofGop,who takest 
away the sins of the 
world, have mercy onus. 
Y. Jesus meekand hum- 
ble of heart, 
Ey. Make our hearts like 
to thine. 
Let us pray. 

LMIGHTY and ever- 

lasting Gop, gra- 
ciously regard the heart 
of thy well-beloved Son 
and theactsof praise and 
satisfaction which He 
renders Theeon behalf of 
us sinners, and through 
their merit grant pardon 
to us who implore thy 
mercy in the name of thy 
Son Jesus CHRIST, who 
liveth and reigneth with 
Thee in the unity of the 
HOLY: "SPIRI word 
without end. Amen. 


‘aga ‘KOJOW DAR PT 


144 THE SACRED HEART 


166. Prayer to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and 


Mary for the Conversion of Jews and Turks. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MOST loving and beloved Heart of JEsus, 

prostrate before Thee we fervently beseech 
Thee to extend over the Church and throughout 
the world those streams of living water, which 
flow from Thee as from an inexhaustible fountain 
springing up into eternal life. O Jesus, Son of 
David and Son of the living Gop, have compassion 
upon us, the children of thy pierced Heart. O take 
not from us the gift of thy most holy faith, though 
we deserve as much for our sins and ingratitude; 
hide not thyself from our eyes, Thou who art the 
true light and our one hope; but remain with us, 
O Lonp, while the darkness of error grows thicker, 
and fill us with the fire of charity, which Thou 
camest on earth to bring, and desirest to be en- 
kindled in the hearts of all men. 

O Jesus, sacrificed for us upon the altar of the 
Cross, draw us to Thee, and with us draw the Jews 
and Turks, for whom also Thou hast shed thy 
Blood to the last drop. 

May this Blood, once invoked by some in male- 
diction, descend in benediction upon their heads 
and save them. May this Blood, despised and pro- 
faned by other nations, give forth for these a cry 
for mercy and purify them. Succour, O Lorp, we 
implore Thee, the poor sons of Isaac and Ishmael, 
for whom Thou wouldst again undergo thy dolorous 
Passion and death. We appeal on their behalf to 
those most holy wounds in thy Hands and Feet and 
Side, which Thou dost keep ever fresh and open, 
as the price of the world’s redemption. To their 
powerful pleadings are united those which issue 
from the heart of thy most sweet Mother. That 


166 Leo XIII, Br. December 18, 1899 





THE SACRED HEART 145 
heart, transfixed with a sword of grief, plunged in 
a sea of suffering, tormented with thine at the foot 
of the Cross, we offer to Thee, O JEsus, for the 
salvation of all those unhappy souls. 

O sweet heart of Mary, do Thou speak to JEsus 
as we ourselves know not how to speak, and He 
will hear thee, so that even if a miracle be neces- 
sary to overcome the resistance of those for whom 
we pray, we ask it of thee, O Virgin Immaculate, 
by that immense love which Thou bearest to JEsus. 
Only deign to appear to the Jews and Turks as 
Thou didst once appear to Ratisbonne, and, at a 
signal from thy right hand, like him they will be 
suddenly converted. 

Oh! may the day soon come when the Holy 
Trinity shall reign through thee in all hearts, and 
all shall know, love and adore in spirit and in truth 
the blessed fruit of thy womb, JEsus, who, with 
the FATHER and the Horv Spirit, liveth and 
reigneth world wxhout end. Amen. 


167. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


DIVINE Heart of JEsus, grant, we beseech 

Thee, eternal rest to the souls in purgatory, 
the final grace to those who shall die to-day, true 
repentance to sinners, the light of the faith to 
pagans, and thy blessing to me and mine. To Thee, 
O most compassionate Heart of JEsus,I commend 
all these souls, and I offer to Thee on their behalf 
all thy merits, together with the merits of thy most 
holy Mother and of all the saints and angels, and 
all the sacrifices of the holy Mass, Communions 
prayers and good works, which shall be accom- 
plished to-day throughout the Christian world. 

167 Leo XIII, Br. March 13, 1901. 
L 


146 THE SACRED HEART 
168. Ejaculation. 


50 Days, once a day. 
: (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


.. All praise, honour and glory to the divine Heart 
of JESUS. 


-169. Little Office of the Sacred Heart. 


200 Days, once a day. Iv. 
Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
The text of The Little Office of the Sacred Heart is pub- 
lished separately in Latin and English, and may be had 
from Burns & Oates, price 4d. 


170. Prayer to the Eucharistic Heart. 

i. 300 Days, during Exposition. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. For daily recitation and half- 
hour's adoration once a week. I, II. 


EUCHARISTIC Heart, O sovereign love of 

our Lorp Jesus, who hast instituted the august 
Sacrament, in order to dwell here below with us 
and to give to our souls thy Flesh as food and thy 
Blood as drink, we confidently trust, O Lonp JEsus, 
in the supreme love which instituted the most holy 
Eucharist; and here,in the presence of this Victim, 
it is just that we should adore, confess, and exalt 
this love, as the great store-house of the life of thy 
Church. This love is an urgent invitation for us, as 
though Thou didst say to us: ‘‘See how I love you! 
giving you my Flesh as food,and my Bloodasdrink; 
I desire by this union to excite your charity, I desire 
to unite you to myself, I desire to effect the trans- 
formation of your souls into my crucified Self, I 
who am the Bread of eternal life. Give me then 
your hearts, live in my life, and you shall live in 
Gop.” We recognise, O Lonp, that such is the 
appeal of thy Eucharistic Heart, and we thank Thee 
for it, and we desire earnestly to respond to it. 
Grant us the grace to be keenly alive to this supreme 


168 Leo XIII, June 14, 1901. 
169 Leo XIII, Br. December 12, r901; Pius X, Br. March 1, 1904. 
179 Leo XIII, Br. June 2, 1902. 





THE SACRED HEART 147 
love, with which, before thy Passion, Thou didst 
invite us to receive and feed upon thy sacred Body. 
Print deeply on our souls the firm determination 
to respond faithfully to this invitation. Give us 
devotion and reverence whereby we may honour 


.and receive worthily the gift of thy supreme love, 


and of thy Eucharistic Heart. Grant that we may 
thus be able, with thy grace, to celebrate profitably 
the remembrance of thy Passion, to make repara- 
tion for our offences and our coldness, to nourish 
and increase our love for Thee, and to keep ever 
living within our hearts this seed of a blessed im- 
mortality. Amen. 


171. Prayer to the Sacred Heart. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MOST sacred Heart of JEsus, pour down thy 

blessings abundantly upon thy Church, upon 
the Supreme Pontiff, and upon all the clergy; give 
perseverance to the just, convert sinners, enlighten 
unbelievers, bless our parents, friends and bene- 
factors, help the dying, free the souls in Purgatory, 
and extend over all hearts the sweet empire of thy 
love. Amen. 


172. Consecration of the Family to the Sacred 
Heart. 


Plenary, on the day of consecration, and every year on the 
day of renewal. II. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ACRED Heart of Jesus, who didst manifest to 
Blessed Margaret Mary the desire of reigning in 
Christian families, we to-day wish to proclaim thy 
most complete regal dominion over our own. We 
would live in future with thy life, we would cause 
to flourish in our midst those virtues to which Thou 


171 Pius X, June 16, 1906, 172 Pius X, June 15, 1908. 
L2 


148 THE SACRED HEART 

hast promised peace here below, we would banish 
far from us the spirit of the world which Thou hast 
cursed; and Thou shalt reign, over our minds in 
the simplicity of our faith, and over our hearts by 
the whole-hearted love with which they shall burn 
for Thee, the flame of which we shall keep alive 
by the frequent reception of thy divine Eucharist. 

Deign, O divine Heart, to preside overour assem- 
blings, to bless our enterprises, both spiritual and 
temporal, to dispel our cares, to sanctify our joys, 
to alleviate our sufferings. If ever one or other of 
us should have the misfortune to afflict Thee, remind 
him, O Heart of Jesus, that Thou art good and 
merciful to the penitent sinner. And when the hour 
of separation strikes, when death shall come to 
cast mourning into our midst, we will all, both 
those who go and those who stay, be submissive 
to thy eternal decrees. We will console ourselves 
with the thought that a day will come when the 
entire family, reunited in Heaven, can sing for ever 
thy glories and thy mercies. 

May the immaculate heart of Mary and the 
glorious Patriarch, St Joseph, present this conse- 
cration to Thee, and keep it in our minds all the 
days of our life. All glory to the Heart of JEsus, 
our King and our FATHER. 


173. Prayer to the Sacred Heart. 
i, 200-Days: TO. 
ii. Plenary, on the Immaculate Conception, if said every 
day for a year. I, II, II, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
ET us, with Mary Immaculate,'adore, thank, 
pray to and console the most sacred and well- 


beloved Eucharistic Heart of JEsus. 


174. Ejaculation. 
100 Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us. 
173 Pius X, Br. December 19, 1904. 174 Pius X, Br. July 9, 1904. 








THE SACRED HEART 149 


175. Ejaculation. 
1. 400. Days: T. O. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


SACRED Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee. 


. 176. Ejaculation. 
200. Days. TiO. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


EucHARISTIC Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. 


177. Ejaculation. 
300 Days. * T.9. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OR Jesu Eucharisti- Ucnaristic Heart 

cum, cordis sacerdo- of JEsus, model of 
talis exemplar, miserere the priestly heart, have 
nobis. mercy on us. 


178. Ejaculation. 
Boo Days, “1.0, 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


SACRED Heart of Jesus, thy Kingdom come! 


179. Ejaculation. 
Doo Days. 1,0. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
DiviNE Heart of JESUS, convert sinners, save the 


dying, set free the holy souls in Purgatory. 


180. Ejaculation of B. Margaret Mary. 
300 Days. * T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
HEART of love, I place all my trust in Thee: 
for though Ifear all things from my weakness, 
I hope all things from thy mercies. 


175 Pius X, August 19, 1905; June 27, 1906. 

176 Pius X, July 26, 1907; December 26, 1907. 

177 Pius X, September 11, 1907, 178 Pius X, May 4, 1906. 
179 Pius X, November 6, 1906, 180 Pius X, June 3, 1908, 


X. MARY. 


A. GENERAL. 
181. The Rosary of St Bridget. 


This Chaplet is said in honour of the sixty-three years 
which, it is said, the most holy Mary lived on earth: it is 
composed of six divisions, each division consisting of the 
Pater once, Ave ten times, and Credo once; after these, 
one Pater more is said, and Ave thrice. Thus in all the 
Pater wil be said seven times, to mark the number of 
Seven Dolours and Seven Joys; and the Ave sixty-three 
times, to make up the full number of sixty-three years. The 
following Indulgences may all (except 11 and vi) be gained 
by saying five out of the six decades. 

It is requisite, in order to gain these Indulgences, that the 
Chaplet, being made either of six or of five decades, should 
be blessed by the superiors of the monastic houses or other 
priests of the Order of St Saviour, otherwise the Order of 
St Bridget, or by one with the necessary faculties. 

i. 100 Days for each Pater, 100 Days for each Ave, and 
100 Days for each Credo, for those who say at least five 
decades simultaneously with other indulgences. 

ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, for saying six 
decades. 

N.B.—Whenever this Rosary is said with others, each 
person may gain the Indulgences 1 and I precisely the same 
as when the said Rosary is said by one person alone. 

iii. Plenary, to all who shall say at least five decades 
daily for a year, on any one day in the year. I, II, IV. 

iv. Plenary, on the usual conditions, on the Feast of St 
Bridget (October 8), to all who say the said Rosary of five 
decades at least once a week. I, II, III, IV. 

v. Plenary, to all who, having confessed and communi- 
cated, or being at least contrite, shall have been accustomed 
to say this Rosary, as in No. iv, when, ¢2 articulo mortis, 
recommending their souls to Gop, they say the holy name 
Jesus with their hearts, if unable to do so with their lips. 
I, II (if possible). 

vi. Plenary, oncea month, for saying Ryedecndes LUtIIDIV. 
vii. 40 Days, to all who carry this Rosary with them, 
if, at the tolling of the bell for a passing soul, they kneel 
down and pray for that soul. 

viii. 20 Days, to all who carry this Rosary, whenever, 
in a contrite spirit, they make examination of conscience, 
and say thrice Pafer and Ave. 


181Leo X, Bl. July ro, 1515; Clement XI, Bl. September 22, 1714; 
Benedict XIV, Br. January 15, 1743; Leo XII Br. January 16, 1886, 
December 8, 1897. 





MARY I51 


ix. 100 Days, to all who carry this Rosary whenever they 
hear Mass, or assist at a sermon, or accompany the Most 
Holy Viaticum, or bring back any sinner into the way of 
salvation, or do any other good work in honour of our LORD 
Jesus Cunisr, the Blessed Virgin, or St Bridget, provided 
they say also the Pater and Ave thrice. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


182. The Angelus and Regina Coeli. 

i. Plenary, once a month, to all who, every day, at the 
sound of the bell, morning, noon, or evening, shall say on 
their knees the Angelus, I, II, IV. 

ii. 100 Days, every time that they say the Angelus. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

N.B.— These Indulgences are not suspended in the Holy 
Year of the Jubilee. The Angelus is to be said standing, 
every Sunday in the year, beginning from first Vespers, that 
is, Saturday evening; in Paschal-tide (i.e., from Holy Satur- 
day at midday to midday on Saturday before Trinity Sunday 
inclusive), the Regina cali, etc., is said instead, standing, 
with its proper V., R7., and prayer; those, however, who do 
not know the Regina cel? may obtain the same Indulgences 
by saying the Angelus as above. Religious of both sexes, or 
others who live in community, ifthey cannot say the Angelus 
nor Regina celi at the sound of thebell as aforesaid, by reason 
of their being engaged upon some work prescribed by their 
rule or constitution, may obtain the above-named Indul- 
gences, provided that immediately on the conclusion of their 
respective duties they say the Angelus or Regina cai. 
Moreover, the faithful who happen to be dwelling where 
there is no such bell, may obtain the above-named Indul- 
gences if, at the hours specified or thereabouts, they say the 
Angelus or Regina celi, according to the season. 

These Indulgences may be gained by saying five Hazl 
Marys, three times, by those who do not know and cannot 
read the proper prayers. 

On Saturdays in Lent, at noon, the Angelus is to be said 
standing. 


V. Angelus Domini nun- Y. The angel of the 


tiavit Maria. Lorp declared unto 

Mary. 

ly. Etconcepitde SPrRITU Ry. And she conceived of 

SANCTO. Ave Maria. the Hoty GHOST. Ave 
Maria. 


182 Benedict XIII, Br. September 14, 1724; December 5, 1727; Benedict 
XIV, Card. Vic. April 20, 1742; Pius VI, Prop. March 18, 1781. Leo 
XIII, April 5, 1884; May 20, 1896. 


XY 
Y. Ecce ancilla DomIn1. 


ky. Fiat mihi secundum 
verbumtuum. Ave Maria. 


Y. Et Verbum caro fa- 
ctum est. 

E. Et habitavit in nobis. 
Ave Maria. 

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta 
De! Genitrix. 

Ey. Ut digni efficiamur 
promissionibus CHRISTI. 


Oremus. 

RATIAM tuam, 

quasumus, DOMINE, 
mentibus nostris infunde: 
ut qui, angelo nuntiante, 
CurisTI FiLi tui Incarna- 
tionem cognovimus, per 
Passionem ejuset Crucem 
ad resurrectionis gloriam 
perducamur. Per eundem 
CHRISTUM DOMINUM no- 
strum. ky. Amen. 


EGINA coeli, letare. 
Alleluia. 
Quia quem meruisti por- 
tare. Alleluia. 
Resurrexit sicut dixit. 
Alleluia. 
Ora pro nobis Deum. AI- 
leluia. 


MARY 


Y. Behold the handmaid 
of the Lorp. 
ky. Be it done unto me 
according to thy word. 
Ave Maria. 
Y. And the Word was 
made Flesh. 
Ej. And dwelt among 
us. Ave Maria. 
Y. Pray forus, © Holy 
Mother of Gop. 
Ry. That we may be 
made worthy of the 
promises of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. ; 
OUR forth, we be- 
seech Thee, O Lorn, 
thy Stace into “out 
hearts; that we, to 
whom the Incarnation 
of CunisT thy SON was 
made known by the 
message of an angel, 
may by his Passion and 
Cross be brought to the 
glory of his resurrec- 
tion. Through the same 
CHRIST our Logp. EH. 
Amen. 

UEEN of Heaven, 
rejoice. Alleluia. 
For He whom thou wast 
made worthy to bear. 

Alleluia. 
Hath risen, as He said. 
Alleluia. 
Pray for: us’ to GOD: 
Alleluia. 


MARY 


Y. Gaude et letare, Virgo 
Maria. Alleluia. 


RY. Quia surrexit Dowr- 
NUS vere. Alleluia. 
Oremus. 

EUS, qui per resur- 

rectionem FIL tui 
DominI nostri JESU CHRI- 
STI mundum letificare di- 
gnatus es; presta, quesu- 
mus, ut per ejus Genitri- 
cem Virginem Mariam 
perpetuae capiamus gau- 
dia vite. Per eundem 
CHRISTUM DOMINUM no- 
strum. Ry. Amen. 


153 

V. Rejoice and be glad, 
O Virgin Maryse Xie 
leluia. 
ky. For the Lorp hath 
risen indeed. Alleluia. 
Pets pray. 

GOD, whothrough 

the resurrection of 
thy Son our Lorp JEsus 
Curist hast vouchsafed 
to give joy to the whole 


world; grant us, we 
beseech Thee, that, 
through the interces- 


sion of the Virgin Mary 
his Mother, we may 
obtain the joys of eter- 





nal life. Through the 
same CHRIST our LORD. 
Amen. 


183. Invocation of the Name of Mary. 
25 Days. T.O. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


184. The Salve Regina and Sub Tuum Presi- 


dium. 

To all the faithful who, being moved by a spirit of true 
religion to make some reparation for the injuries done to the 
honour of Mary, Mother of Gop, and to the saints, and to 
defend and propagate the worship and veneration of their 
sacred images and pictures, shall_to this end say at morn 
the Salve Regina, etc., with the VY. Dignare me, etc., and 
Benediéius Deus in sanétis suis, and at even, Sub tuum 
presidium, etc., with the same versicles. 

i. 100 Days, once a day. 

ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on Sundays. 

iii. Plenary, twice a month, on any two Sundays in the 
month. I, II, IV. 

iv. Plenary, on every Feast of our blessed Lady, and on 

the Feast of All Saints. I, I, Iv. 


183 Clement XIII, September 5, 1759. — 184 Pius VI, April 5, 1786. 


154 


MARY 


v. Plenary, 77 articulo mortis, at the point of death, to all 
who have been accustomed during life to say the prayers, 
provided they have been to Confession and Communion, or 


are at least contrite in heart. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MORNING. 

ALVE, Regina, Mater 

misericordiz, vita, dul- 
cedo, et spes nostra, salve. 
Ad te clamamus, exules 
fili Hevee; ad te suspira- 
mus, gementes et flentes 
in hac lacrymarum valle. 
Eia ergo, Advocata no- 
stra, illos tuos miseri- 
cordes oculos ad nos con- 
verte; et JESUM, benedi- 
ctum fructum ventris tui, 
nobis post hoc exilium 
ostende, O clemens, O 
pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria. 


Y. Dignare me laudare 
te, Virgo sacrata. 


ky. Da mihi virtutem con- 
tra hostes tuos. 

Y. Benedictus Deus in 
sanctis suis. 


ky. Amen. 

EVENING. | 
UB tuum presidium 
confugimus, Sancta 


Deri Genitrix ; nostras de- 
precationes ne despicias 
in necessitatibus nostris, 
et a periculis cunctis li- 


AIL, Holy Queen, 

Mother of Mercy, 
Hail our Life, our Sweet- 
ness, and our Hope! To 
thee do wecry, poor ban- 
ished children of Eve; 
to thee do we send up 
oursighs, mourning and 
weeping in this vale of 
tears. Turn, then, most 
gracious Advocate, 
thine eyes of mercy to- 
wards us; and after this 
our exile, show unto us 
the blessed Fruit of thy 
womb, Jesus, O cle- 
ment; OQ. lovinss © 
sweet Virgin Mary. 
V. Make me worthy to 
praise thee, O Holy Vir- 
gin. 
ly. Give me strength a- 
gainst thine enemies. 
V. Blessed be Gop in 
his saints. 


Ry. Amen. 


E fly to thy patro- 
nage, O Holy Mo- 
ther of Gop; despise not 
thou our petitions in our 
necessities, but deliver 
us always from all dan- 





MARY 155 
bera nos semper, Virgo gers, O glorious and 
gloriosa et benedicta. blessed Virgin. 

V Dignare, ezc. Y. Make me worthy, 
ecc. 


185. Prayers of St Alphonsus Liguori for every 
Day of the Week, with Ave Maria thrice. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. I.) 

PRAYER FOR SUNDAY. 

OTHER of my Gop, look down upon a poor 

sinner, who has recourse to thee and puts his 
trust in thee. I am not worthy that thou shouldst 
even cast thine eyes upon me; but I know that 
thou, beholding Jesus thy Son dying for sinners, 
dost thyself yearn exceedingly to save them. O 
Mother of Mercy, look on my miserie$ and have 
pity upon me. Men say thou art the refuge of the 
sinner, the hope of the desperate, the aid of the 
lost; be thou, then, my refuge, hope, and aid. It 
is thy prayers which must save me. For the love of 
Jesus CuristT be thou my help; reach forth thy hand 
to the poor fallen sinner who recommends himself 
to thee. I know that it 1s thy joy to aid the sinner 
when thou canst; help me now, thou who canst 
help. By my sins I have forfeited the grace of Gop 
and my own soul. I place myself in thy hands; oh, 
tell me what to do that I may regain the grace of 
Gop, and I will do it. My Saviour bids me go to 
thee for help; He wills that I should look to thy pity; 
that so, not only the merits of thy Son, but thine 
own prayers too, may unite to save me. To thee, 
then, I have recourse: pray thou to Jesus for me; 
and make me experience how great good thou 
canst do for one who trusts in thee. Be it done 
unto me according to my hope. Amen. 

Then say thrice Ave Maria £o the Blessed Virgin 
185 Pius VII, June 21, 1808; Pius IX, June 18, 1876. 


156 MARY 
Mary, tn reparation for the. blasphemies uttered 
against her. 
PRAYER FOR Monpay. 

OST holy Mary, Queen of Heaven, I who was 

once the slave of the Evil One now dedicate 
myself to thy service for ever; and I offer myself, 
to honour and to serve thee as long as I live. Accept 
me for thy servant, and cast me not away from 
tHee as I deserve, In thee, O my Mother, I place 
all my hope. All blessing and thanksgiving be to 
Gop, who in his mercy giveth me this trust in thee. 
True it is, that in past time I have fallen miserably 
into sin; but by the merits of JEsus CunisT, and by 
thy prayers, I hope that Gop has pardoned me. 
But this is not enough, my Mother. One thought 
appals me; it is, that I may yet lose the grace 
of Gop. Danger is ever nigh; the devil sleeps not; 
fresh temptations assail me. Protect me, then, my 
Queen; help me against the assaults of my spiritual 
enemy. Never suffer me to sin again, or to offend 
Jesus thy Son. Let me not by sin lose my soul, 
heaven, and my Gop. This one grace, Mary, I ask 
of thee; this is my desire; this may thy prayers 
obtain for me. Such is my hope. Amen. Ave Maria 
thrice. 
PRAYER FOR TUESDAY. 

OST holy Mary, Mother of Goodness, Mother 

of Mercy, when I reflect upon my sins and 
upon the moment ot my death, I tremble and am 
confounded. O my sweetest Mother, in the Blood 
of JESus, inthy intercession, are my hopes. Comforter 
of the sad, abandon me not at that hour; fail not 
to console me in that affliction. If even now I am 
so tormented by remorse for the sins I have com- 
mitted, the uncertainty of my pardon, the danger 
of a relapse, and the strictness of the Judgment, 
how will it be with me then? O my Mother, before 
death overtake me, obtain for me great sorrow for 





MARY 157 
my sins, a true amendment, and constant fidelity 
to Gop for the remainder of my life. And when at 
length my hour is come, then do thou, Mary, my 
hope, be thyself my aid in those great troubles 
wherewith my soul will be encompassed. Strengthen 
me, that I may not despair when the enemy sets 
my sins before my face. Obtain for me at that mo- 
ment grace to invoke thee often, so that with thine 
ownsweet nameand that of thy most holy Son upon 
my lips I may breathe forth my spirit. This grace 
thou hast granted to many of thy servants; this, 
too, is my hope and my desire. Ave Maria ZAr:ce. 
PRAYER FOR WEDNESDAY. 

OTHER of Gop, most holy Mary, how often 

by my sins have I merited hell! Long ago, per- 
haps, judgment would have gone forth against my 
first mortal sin, hadst not thou in thy tender pity 
delayed the justice of Gop, and afterwards attracted 
me by thysweetnesstohaveconfidenceinthy prayers. 
And oh, how very often should I have fallen in the 
dangers which beset my steps hadst not thou, lov- 
ing Motherthat thouart, preserved me bythegraces 
thou, by thy prayers, didst obtain for me. But oh, 
my Queen, what will thy pity and thy favours avail 
me,if after all I perish in the flames of hell? If there 
was once a time when I loved thee not, yet now, 
next to Gop, I love thee before all. Wherefore, 
henceforth and for ever, suffer me not to turn my 
back upon thee and upon my Gop, who through 
thee has granted me so many mercies. O Lady, 
most worthy of all love, let it not be that I, thy 
child, should be doomed to hate and to curse thee 
for ever in hell. Thou wilt surely never endure to 
see thy servant lost who loves thee. O Mary, say 
not that I evercan be lost! Yet lost I shall assuredly 
be if I abandon thee. But who could ever have the 
heart to leave thee? Who can ever forget thy love? 
No, it is impossible for that man to perish who 


158 MARY 
faithfully recommends himselr to thee, and has 
recourse to thee. Only leave me not, my Mother, 
in my own hands, or I am lost! Let me but cling 
to thee! Save me, my hope! save me from hell; or, 
rather, save me from sin, which alone can condemn 
me to hell. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 
PRAYER FOR THURSDAY. 

UEEN of heaven, who sittest enthroned above 

all the choirs of the angels nighest to Gop, 
from this vale of miseries I, a poor sinner, say to 
thee, ‘‘ Hail, Mary,” praying thee in thy lovetoturn 
upon me those gracious eyes of thine. See, Mary, 
the dangers among which I dwell, and shall ever 
have to dwell whilst I live upon this earth. I may 
yet lose my soul, Paradise, and Gop. In thee, Lady, 
is my hope. I love thee; and I sigh after the time 
when I shall see thee and praise thee in Paradise. 
O Mary, how soon will the happy day come when I 
shall see myself safe at thy feet? When shall I kiss 
that hand, which has dispensed to me so many 
graces? Alas, it is too true, my Mother, that I have 
ever been very ungrateful during my whole life; but 
if I get to Heaven, then I will love thee there every 
moment of a whole eternity, and make thee repar- 
ation in some sort for my ingratitude by ever bless- 
ing and praising thee. Thanks be to Gop, for that 
He hath vouchsafed me this hope through the Pre- 
cious Blood of Jesus, and through thy powerful 
intercession. This has been the hope of all thy true 
lovers; and no one of them has been defrauded of 
his hope. No, neither shall I be defrauded of mine. 
O Mary, pray to thine own Son Jesus, as I too pray 
to Him, by the merits of his Passion, to strengthen 
and increase this hope. Amen. Ave Maria ¢hrvice. 
PRAYER FOR FRIDAY. 

MARY, thou art the noblest, highest, purest, 

fairest creature of Gop, the holiest of all crea- 
tures! Oh, that all men knew thee, loved thee, my 








MARY 159 
Queen, as thou deservest to be loved! Yet great 
is my consolation, Mary, in that there are blessed 
souls in the courts of heaven, and just souls still 
on earth, whose hearts thou leadest captive with 
thy beauty and thy goodness. But above all I 
rejoice in this, that our Gop Himself loves thee 
alone more than all men and angels together. I 
too, O loveliest Queen, I, miserable sinner,‘dare 
to love thee, though my love is too little; I would 
I had a greater love, a more tender love; this thou 
must gain for me, since to love thee is a great 
mark of predestination, and a grace which Gop 
grants to those who shall be saved. Moreover, O 
my Mother, when I reflect upon the debt I owe 
thy Son, I see He deserves of me an immeasurable 
love. Do thou, then, who desirest nothing so much 
as to see Him loved, pray that I may have this 
grace—a great love for Jesus Curist. Obtain it, 
thou who obtainest what thou wilt. I covet not 
goods of earth, nor honours, nor riches, but I 
desire that which thine own heart desires most— 
to love my God alone. Oh, can it be that thou wilt 
not aid me in a desire so acceptable to thee ? No, 
it is impossible! Even now I feel thy help ; even 
now thou prayest for me. Pray for me, Mary, 
pray ; nor ever cease to pray, till thou dost see 
me safe in Paradise, where I shall be certain ot 
possessing and of loving my Gop and thee, my 
dearest Mother, for ever and for ever. Amen. Ave 
Maria ¢hrice. 
PRAYER FOR SATURDAY. 

OST holy Mary, I know the graces which 
thou hast obtained for me, and I know the 
ingratitude which I have shown thee. The ungrate- 
ful man is unworthy of favours, and yet for all this 
I will not distrust thy mercy. O my great Advocate, 
have pity on me. Thou, Mary, art the stewardess 
of every grace which Gop vouchsafes to give us 


160 MARY, 

sinners, and therefore did He make thee so mighty, 
rich, and kind, that thou mightest succour us. I 
wzll that I may be saved: in thy hands I place my 
eternal salvation, to thee I consign my soul. I wd/ 
to be associated with those who are thy special 
servants: reject me not. Thou goest up and down 
seeking the wretched, to console them. Cast not 
away, then, a wretched sinner who has recourse 
to thee. Speak for me, Mary; thy Son grants what 
thou askest. Take me beneath thy shelter, and it 
is enough for me; for with thee to guard me I fear 
no ill—no, not even my sins, because thou wilt 
obtain Gop's pardon for them; no, nor yet evil 
spirits, because thou art far mightier than hell; 
no, nor my Judge Jesus Curist, for at thy prayer 
He will lay aside his wrath. Protect me, then, my 
Mother; obtain for me pardon of my sins, love 
of Jesus, holy perseverance, a good death, and 
heaven. It is too true, I merit not these graces; 
yet do thou only ask them of our Gop and I shall 
obtain them. Pray, then, to JEsus for me. Mary, 
n Queen, in thee | trust: in this trust | rest 
live; and with this trust I oz/ that I may die. 
Amen. Ave Maria ZAzzce. 


186. Month of May. 


i. 300 Days, for each day, to all who shall honour the 
Blessed Virgin, during the month of May (in public or in 
private), with prayer or other devotion. 

ii. Plenary, once in the month (or on one of the first eight 
days of June), to all who keep up this devotion every day 
during the month. 1, II, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


187. Psalms in Honour of the Name of Mary. 
i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, Iv. 
iii. Plenary, on the Sunday in the Octave of our Lady's 
Nativity (the Feast of her Name), if said often during a 
year. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


186 Pius VII, Mem. March er, 1815; June 18, 1822 
187 Pius VII, June 13, 1815 


| 





MARY 161 
M. Anz. Mariz nomen. 
(EY71/ 07 Tor Db. WiN 177r er 
AGNIFICAT * anima mea DoMINUM. 
Et exultavit spiritus meus * in Deo salutari 
meo. 

Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suze: * ecce 
enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes. 

Quia fecit mihi magna,q ui potens est, * et san- 
ctum nomen ejus. 

Et misericordia ejus a progenie in progenies * 
timentibus eum. 

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo: * dispersit su- 
perbos mente cordis sui. 

Deposuit potentes de sede, * et exaltavit hu- 
miles. 

Esurientes implevit bonis, * et divites dimisit 
inanes. 

Suscepit Israel puerum suum, * recordatus 
misericordiae suze. 

Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, * Abraham 
et semini ejus in szecula. 

Gloria PATRI, ezc. 

Ant. Mariz nomen cunétas illustrat ecclesias, 
cui fecit magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen 
ejus. 

A. Ant. A solis ortu. 

T^ dm CXiX. 
D DowINUM, cum tribularer, clamavi: * et 
exaudivit me. 

Domine, libera animam meam a labiis iniquis, * 
et a lingua dolosa. 

Quid detur tibi, aut quid apponatur tibi, * ad 
linguam dolosam? 

Sagittze potentis acute, * cum carbonibus deso- 
latoriis. 

Heu mihi, quia incolatus meus prolongatus est! 
habitavi cum habitantibus Cedar: * multum incola 
fuit anima mea. 


M 


162 MARY 

Cum his, qui oderunt pacem, eram pacificus : * 
cum loquebar illis, impugnabant me gratis. 

Gloria PATRI, ezc. 

Ant. A solis ortu usque ad occasum laudabile 
nomen DominI, et Mariz matris ejus. 

R. Az£. Refugium est. 

JS. CXVill. 
ETRIBUE servo tuo, vivifica me: * et custo- 
diam sermones tuos. 

Revela: oculos meos, * et considerabo mirabilia 
de lege tua. 

Incola ego sum in terra, * non abscondas a me 
mandata tua. 

Concupivit anima mea desiderare justificationes 
tuas * in omni tempore. 

Increpasti superbos: * maledicti qui declinant a 
mandatis tuis. 

Aufer a me opprobrium, et contemptum, * quia 
testimonia tua exquisivi. 

Etenim sederunt principes, et adversus me 
loquebantur: * servus autem tuus exercebatur in 
justificationibus tuis. 

Nam et testimonia tua meditatio mea est: * et 
consilium meum justificationes tuze. 

Adhesit pavimento anima mea: * vivifica me 
secundum verbum tuum. 

Vias meas enuntiavi, et exaudisti me: * doce 
me justificationes tuas. 

Viam justificationum tuarum instrue me, * et 
exercebor in mirabilibus tuis. 

Dormitavit anima mea pre taedio: * confirma 
me in verbis tuis. 

Viam iniquitatis amove a me, * et de lege tua 
miserere mei. 

Viam veritatis elegi: * judicia tua non sum ob- 
litus. 

Adhesi testimoniis tuis, DoMINE: * noli me con- 
fundere. 








MARY 163 

Viam mandatorum tuorum cucurri, * cum dila- 
tasti cor meum. 

Gloria PATRI, ezc. 

Ant. Refugium est in tribulationibus Mane no- 
men omnibus illud invocantibus. 

I. Anz¢. In universa terra. 
Psalm. cxxv. 

N convertendo DowiNus captivitatem Sion, * 

facti sumus sicut consolati. 

Tunc repletum est gaudio os nostrum, * et lin- 
gua nostra exultatione. 

Tunc dicent inter gentes: * magnificavit Dowr- 
NUS facere cum eis. 

Magnificavit Dominus facere nobiscum: * facti 
sumus laetantes. 

Converte, DoMINE, captivitatem nostram, * sicut 
torrens in austro. 

Qui seminantin lacrymis,* in exultatione metent. 

Euntes ibant, et flebant, * mittentes semina sua. 

Venientes autem venient cum exultatione * por- 
tantes manipulos suos. 

Gloria PATRI, ec. 

Ant. In universa terra admirabile est nomen 
tuum, O Maria. 

A. Ant. Annuntiaverunt. 

NOI CXII 
D te levavi oculos meos, * qui habitas in 
ccelis. 

Ecce sicut oculi servorum * in manibus domi- 
norum suorum. 

Sicut oculi ancilla in manibus dominz suze: * 
ita oculi nostri ad DoMiNUM DEUM nostrum, donec 
misereatur nostri. 

Miserere nostri, DOMINE, miserere nostri, * quia 
multum repleti sumus despectione. 

Quia multum repleta est anima nostra, * oppro- 
brium abundantibus, et despectio superbis. 

Gloria PATRI, ezc. 


M2 


164 MARY 
Anf. Annuntiaverunt cceli nomen Maria, et vide- 
runt omnes populi gloriam ejus. 
V. Sit nomen Virginis Mariz benedictum. 
Ry. Ex hoc nunc et usque in saeculum. 
Oremus. 
ONCEDE, quaesumus, omnipotens DEvus, ut 
fideles tui, qui sub sanctissime Virginis Marie 
Nomine et protectione laetantur; ejus pia inter- 
cessione a cunctis malis liberentur in terris, et ad 
gaudia eterna pervenire mereantur in celis. Per 
CHRISTUM DOMINUM, ezc. 


188. Twenty-five Days’ Preparation for the 
Nativity, after the example of St Catharine 
of Bologna. 

i. roo Days, each day. 

ii. Plenary, to those who shall have practised it for at 
least twenty days. J, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

Prayer to be said every day. 

N lowly reverence at thy feet we kneel, great 

Mother of our Gop, most holy Mary, advocate of 
sinners; humbly praying thee, by the merits of the 
Precious Blood of thy Divine Son, shedforussinners, 
and by the intercession of thy well-beloved servant, 
Catharine, to gain for us by thy prayers true fer- 
vour of spirit in this holy exercise, and the grace to 
walk in the way of all thy virtues, after the example 
of St Catharine, to the honour and glory of Jesus 
CuRIsT, thine only Son our Saviour. Forget our 
monstrous ingratitude, look not upon our sins, but 
rather find for us a refuge in the depths of thy 
loving kindness; and having regard to that love 
wherewith thou didst ever love thy faithful servant 
Catharine, obtain for us the remission of our sins, 
so that we may confidently hope to attain all that 
we desire for our spiritual wants. Amen. 


188 Pius VII, November 14, 1815. 





MARY 165 
Fon THE First Day. 
N imitation of St Catharine, we purpose now to 
praise the great Mother of our Gop, honouring 
her Sacred Delivery, and saying to her forty An- 
gelic Salutations and forty Benedictions, thereby 
to obtain her powerful aid at the hour of our death, 
and a true contrition for our sins, that so we may 
pass from this land of our pilgrimage to eternal 
joys. 
Fon THE OTHER Days. 
N imitation of St Catharine, let us continue to 
praise the great Mother of our Gop, honouring 
her Sacred Delivery with forty Angelic Saluta- 
tions and forty Benedictions, to obtain thereby her 
powerful aid at the hour of our death, and true 
contrition for our sins, that so we may pass from 
this land of our pilgrimage to eternal joys. 
Fon THE Last Day. 
N imitation of St Catharine, to-day we end this 
exercise praising the great Mother of our Gop, 
and honouring her Sacred Delivery, with forty An- 
gelic Salutations and forty Benediéctions, to obtain 
thereby her powerful aid at the hour of our death, 
and true contrition for our sins, that so we may 
pass from this land of our pilgrimage to eternal 
joys. 
First DECADE. 
HILST saying for the first time Ave Maria 
ten times and the ten Benedictions, we medi- 
tate on the ineffable mystery of the Incarnation of 
the Eternal Word, and the great dignity of the 
Virgin who was elected to be the Mother of the 
Most High. 
Ave Maria Zen times, and after each Ave say, 
Blessed be the hour, Mary, when thou didst be- 
come Mother of JEsus, Son of Gop. 


166 MARY 
SECOND DECADE. | 
HILST saying for the second time Ave Maria 
ten times and the ten Benedictions, we medi- 
tate on the humility of the King of heaven, who 
chose for his birthplace a poor stable, and on the 
joy of Mary when she first saw the Only-begotten 
of the FATHER, the Fruit of her womb. 
Ave Maria Zen times, and after each Ave, 
Blessed be the hour, Mary, when thou didst 
bring forth Jesus the Son of Gop. 
THIRD DECADE. 
HILST saying for the third time Ave Maria 
ten times and the ten Benedictions, we con- 
template the exact carefulness of Mary, as she ful- 
filled perfectly the parts bothof Martha and of Mag- 
dalen, contemplating her Son as her REDEEMER, and 
at the same time ministering to Him as her Child. 
Ave Maria Zen times, and after each Ave, 
Blessed be the hour, Mary, when thou didst 
nourish at thy breast Jesus, Son of Gop. 
FourTH DECADE. 
HILST saying for the fourth time Ave Maria 
ten times and the ten Benedictions, we medi- 
tate upon the great reverence with which Mary 
embraced and pressed to her very heart rather than 
to her bosom, kissed, and adored her Gop and ours, 
incarnate for love of us; and moved thereby with 
profound reverence and devout affection we say, 
Ave Maria Zen times, and after each Ave, 
Blessed be that hour, Mary, when thou didst 
embrace JESUS, Son of Gob. 
Then say, 
RAISE be to our Gop, because in imitation of 
this 


have begun (first day) hos 


St Catharine, we; are continuing (other days) 
exer- 
have ended (/asz day) Acte 


We beseech the Queen of Angels that for these 








MARY 167 
our thousand Angelic Salutations and thousand 
are saying | ihe 
have said (dast day) 
Mother may obtain of the Infant which is born of 
her these two special blessings, viz. , che first, in life, 
grace truly to repent of our sins; ZAe second, in 
death, certainty of salvation. Wherefore let every 
one here present say heartily with St Catha- 
rine: 

Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes 
of mercy towards us ; and after this our exile show 
unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, JEsus, O 
clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. 

Then the Litany B.V.M. (see next page), and then, 
W. Make me worthy to praise thee, Virgin ever 
blessed. 
ky. Give me strength against thine enemies. 
Let us pray. 
OD, who by the message of an angel didst will 
that thy Divine Word should take to Himself 
human flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary; grant unto us thy suppliants that we, who 
believe her to be verily and indeed Mother of Gop, 
may be aided by her intercession with Thee. 

Visit us, O Lonp, we beseech Thee, and purify 
our hearts; that our Lorp Jesus Curist thy Son 
may, when He comes with all his saints, find a 
dwelling-place prepared for Himself within us. 
Who with Thee liveth and reigneth for ever and 
ever. ky. Amen. 


189. The Litany of Loreto. 


$3003 DAyS T. Qi 
ii. Plenary, to all who say it daily, on the Immaculate Con- 
ception, the Nativity, the Annunciation, the Purification, and 
the Assumption. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Benedictions which we i 


189 Pius VII, September 3o, 1817. 


168 
YRIE eleison. 
CHRISTE eleison. 
KvnrE eleison. 
CHRISTE audi nos. 
CHRISTE exaudi nos. 


PATER de coelis Deus, X 
v 
Fitt Redemptor mundi ¢ 
Deus, o 
SPIRITUS SANCTE DEUS, 8 
E 
: 


Sancta Trinitas unus 
Dkus, 

Sancta Maria, ora pro 
nobis. 

Sancta DEI Genitrix, 
Sancta Virgo virginum, 
Mater CHRISTI, 
Mater divine gratia, 
Mater purissima, 
Mater castissima, 
Mater inviolata, 
Mater intemerata, 
Mater amabilis, 
Mater admirabilis, 


Mater boni consilii, 
Mater CREATORIS, 
Mater SALVATORIS, 
Virgo prudentissima, 


Virgo veneranda, 


Virgo predicanda, 
Virgo potens, 


Virgo clemens, 


'SIiqou O1d vig 


MARY 


ORD, have mercy 
CunisT, have mercy. 
Lonp, have mercy. 
CurisT, hear us. [us 
CurRIsT, graciously hear 
Gop the FATHER of T 
heaven, 
Gop the Son, Re- 
deemer of the world, 
Gop: the Lor 
GHOST, 
Hols Urinity, one 
GOD, 
Holy Mary, pray for us. 


‘sn uo Ko19UI 9A? 


Holy Mother of Gop, 
Holy Virgin of virgins, 
Mother of CHnisrT, 
Mother of divine grace, 
Mother most pure, 
Mother most chaste, 
Mother inviolate, 
Mother undefiled, 
Mother most amiable, 
Mother most admir- 
able, n 
Mother of Good Coun- 
sel, 

Mother of our CREA- 
TOR, 

Mother of our SAVIOUR, 
Virgin most prudent, 
Virgin most venera- 
ble, [nowned, 
Virgin most re- 
Virgin, most power- 
ful, 

Virgin most merciful, 


n 10j Áv1q 





MARY 


Virgo fidelis, 

Speculum justitize, 
Sedes sapientize, 
Causa nostrae laetitiae, 
Vas spirituale, 

Vas honorabile, 

Vas insigne devotionis, 


Rosa mystica, 

Turris Davidica, 
Turris eburnea, 
Domus aurea, 
Foederis arca, 

Janua caeli, 

Stella matutina, 

Salus infirmorum, 
Refugium peccatorum, 
Consolatrix afflictorum, 


Auxilium Christianorum, 
Regina Angelorum, 
Regina Patriarcharum, 
Regina Prophetarum, 
Regina Apostolorum, 
Regina Martyrum, 
Regina Confessorum, 
Regina Virginum, 
Regina Sanctorum 
omnium, 

Regina sine labe ori- 
ginali concepta, 

Regina Sacratissimi 
Rosarii, 
Acnus DEI, qui 
bis, DOMINE. 


AGNUS DEI, qui 


'Siqou oJd vig 


tollis 
peccata mundi, parce no- 


tollis LAMB 


169 
Virgin most faithful, 
Mirror of justice, 

Seat of wisdom, 

Cause of our joy, 
Spiritual Vessel, 
Vessel of honour, 
Vessel of singular de- 
votion, 

Mystical Rose, 
Tower of David, 
Tower of ivory, 
House of gold, 

Ark of the covenant, 
Gate of heaven, 
Morning star, 
Health of the sick, 
Refuge of sinners, 
Comforter of the afflict- 
ed, 

Help of Christians, 
Queen of Angels, 
Queen of Patriarchs, 
Queen of Prophets, 
Queen of Apostles, 
Queen of Martyrs, 
Queen of Confessors, 
Queen of Virgins, 
Queen of all saints, 


'Sn 10} Áe1q 


Queen conceived with- 
out original sin, 

Queen of the most 
holy Rosary, 

LAMB of Gop, who ta- 
kest away the sins ot 
the world, spare us, O 
Lorp. 

who 


ot Gop, 


170 MARY 
peccata mundi, exaudi takest away the sins of 
nos, DOMINE. the world, graciously 
hear us, O Lorp. 
Acnus DEI, qui tollis LAMB of Gop, who 
peccata mundi, miserere takest away the sins of 
nobis. the world, have mercy 
on us. 
190. Prayer of St Alphonsus. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Say the prayer for Wednesday, p. 157. 
Then the Sa/ve Regina türice (p. 154). 


191. Three Offerings. 
1,300 Days. 7.0. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I1, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

OST Holy Virgin, I venerate thee with my 

whole heart above all angels and saints in 
Paradise, as the Daughter of the Eternal FATHER, 
and I consecrate to thee my soul with all its 
powers. Ave Maria. 

OST Holy Virgin, I venerate thee with my 

whole heart above all angels and saints in 
Paradise, as the Mother of the Only-begotten Son, 
and Iconsecrate to thee my body with allits senses. 
Ave Maria. 

OST Holy Virgin, I venerate thee with my 

whole heart above all angels and saints in 
Paradise, as the Spouse of the Hoty Guost, and 
I consecrate to thee my heart and all its affections, 
praying thee to obtain for me from the ever-blessed 
Trinity all that is necessary for my salvation. Ave 
Maria. 


192. Prayer, with Ave Maria, thrice, etc. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
190 Pius VII, May 15, 1821. 


191 Leo XII, Pr. Ma. October 21, 1823. Pius IX, June 18, 1876. 
192 Leo XII, August 11, 1824. 





MARY 171 

IRGIN most holy, Mother of the Word In- 

carnate, Treasurer of graces, Refuge of us 
poor sinners; we fly to thy maternal love with 
lively faith, and we ask thee to obtain for us grace 
ever to do the will of Gop and thine own. Into thy 
most holy hands we commit the keeping of our 
hearts; beseeching thee for health of soul and 
body, in the certain hope that thou, our most 
loving Mother, wilt hear our prayer. Wherefore 
with lively faith we say, Ave Maria ¢hrice. 
Pebus pray. — 

EFEND, O Lonp, we beseech Thee, us thy 

servants, through the intercession of the 
Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, from all infirmity both 
of body and soul; and mercifully protect from the 
snares of enemies those who, with their whole 
heart, prostrate themselves before Thee. Through 
CunisT our Lorp. Amen. 


193. Prayer, O Excellentissima. 
i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month, on the last day, or one of eight 
succeeding days. I, II, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
MOST excellent, glorious, most holy and ever 
inviolate blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of our 
Lonp Jesus Cunisr, Queen of the world, and Mis- 
tress of all creatures ! Thou who forsakest no one, 
despisest no one, who leavest in sadness none who 
seek help at thy hands with pure and lowly hearts; 
do not despise me because of the number and 
hatefulness of my sins, do not abandon me on ac- 
count of my grievous iniquities nor on account of 
the hardness and uncleanness of my heart. Do not 
refuse me, thy servant, a share in thy favour and 
thy love. Hear me, a wretched sinner, who trusts 
in thy mercy and pity. Help me, O most loving 
Virgin Mary, in all my perils and needs, and ob- 

193 Leo XII, January 3o, 1828 


172 MARY 
tain for me from thy beloved Son, Almighty Gop 
and our Lorp Jesus Curist, the forgiveness of all 
my sins, the grace of the fear and love of thee, 
health and chastity of body, and deliverance from 
all the dangers which beset both soul and body. 
In the last moments of my life be thou my kind 
helper, and save from eternal darkness, and from 
evil of every kind, my poor soul, and the souls of 
my parents, brothers, sisters, friends, relatives, 
and benefactors, together with the souls of all the 
faithful, both living and dead; through the grace 
of Him whom for nine months thou didst bear in 
thy most holy womb, and whom thou didst place 
with thy holy hands in the manger, JESUS CHRIST 
our Lorp, to whom be all honour given for endless 
ages. Amen. 


194. Prayer. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, once a month, on last day of the month, or 

within eight days. 1, II, II, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
IRGIN Mother of Gop, most holy Mary, safe 
refuge of sinners! to thee, who art, after Gop, 
our hope and consolation in this place of exile, to 
thee I have recourse with sincere confidence, 
though most undeserving of thy patronage. I 
know, on the one hand, how much I stand in need 
of being converted from my very heart; yet, on the 
other, the heinousness of my crimes strikes me 
with terror. To thee, then, I betake myself—to 
thee who art our sovereign mediator with thy dear 
Son JEsus, as He is with his Eternal FATHER. To 
thee, after JEsus, must I look for my amendment. 
Vouchsafe then, O Mother of Mercy, to obtain for 
me the grace of a true and lasting conversion. I 
wish to change my life entirely. In this I am sin- 
cere; but my evil habits and the ill use I have 
194 Leo XII, January 30, 1828. 





MARY 170 
made of so many saving inspirations, the multi- 
tude and heinousness of my sins, and the bonds 
by which the world holds me, while they render 
amendment difficult, call for thy special assist- 
ance. Grant it to me in spite of my unworthiness. 
In thee I trust; do thou not reject me. Although 
deserving of eternal punishment, I throw myself 
at thy feet, sorrowful and repentant. My sins, I 
own, have taken from me the strength which grace 
imparts, have cast me out from among the adopted 
sons of Gop, have deprived me of the right to 
everlasting happiness, and drawn on me instead 
the wrath of heaven. Tell me what I must do to 
regain the friendship of thy Son JEsus. Beg of 
Him, by his Precious Blood, his bitter Passion, 
and cruel death on the Cross, to pardon my 
offences, and He will pardon them. Tell Him thy 
desire for my salvation, and He will save me. 
But as I can still fall into sin and lose the life of 
grace amid the dangers which encompass me, ever 
watch thou over me, and I shall surely triumph 
over the enemies who incessantly work for my 
ruin. Instil into my heart a lively faith, a firm 
hope, an ardent charity, and all the virtues suitable 
to my state of life; and obtain for me constancy 
in good, and final perseverance. In fine, be thou 
my loving Mother here below, and my advocate at 
the hour of death, that I may be of the number of 
those to whom thy divine Son shall say: ‘‘ Come, 
ye blessed of my FATHER, possess the kingdom 
prepared for you." Amen. 


195. The Crown of Twelve Stars. 
i; 10D; Days. T. 0. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. 1, 11, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


195 Gregory XVI, January 8, 1838; Pius IX, March 17, 1856; Leo XIII, 
July 23, 1898 


174 MARY 
LL praise and thanksgiving be to the ever- 
blessed Trinity, who hath shown unto us Mary, 
ever-Virgin, clothed with the sun, with the moon 
beneath her feet, and on her head a mystic crown 
of twelve stars. Hj. For ever and ever. Amen. 

Let us praise and givethankstoGopthe FATHER, 
who elected her for his daughter. ky. Amen. PATER 
noster. 

Praise be toGop the FATHER, who predestined her 
to be the Mother of his Son. Hj. Amen. Ave Maria. 

Praise be to Gop the FATHER, who preserved her 
from all stain in her conception. Ry. Amen. Ave 
Maria. 

Praise be to Gopthe FATHER, whoon herbirthday 
adorned her with his choicest gifts. ky. Amen. Ave 
Maria. 

Praise be toGopthe FaTHER, whogaveher Joseph 
for her pure spouse and companion. Ry. Amen. Ave 
Maria and Gloria PATRI. 

Letus praiseand give thanksto GoptheSon, who 
chose her for his Mother. Ry. Amen. PATER noster. 

Praise be to Gop the Son, who became Incarnate 
in her womb, and abode there nine months. Ry. 
Amen. Ave Maria. 

Praise be to Gop the Son, who was bornof herand 
was nourished at her breast. Hj. Amen. Ave Maria. 

Praise be to Gop the Son, who in his childhood 
willed that Mary should teach Him. Ry. Amen. Ave 
Maria. 

Praise be to Gop the Son, who revealed to herthe 
mysteries of the redemption of the world. Ry. Amen. 
Ave Maria and Gloria PATRI. 

Let us praise and give thanks to Gop the Horv 
GnosT who made her his spouse. Hj. Amen. PATER 
noster. 

Praise be to Gop the Hoty Guost, who revealed 
to her first his name of Hoty Guost. Ry. Amen. 
Ave Maria. 








MARY 


175 


Praise be to Gop the Hoty Guost, through whose 
operation she became at once Virgin and Mother. 


Ry. Amen. Ave Maria. 


Praise be to Gop the Hoty Guost, through whom 
she became the living temple of the Most Holy 
Trinity. Ry. Amen. Ave Maria. 

Praise be to Gop the Hoty Guost, by whom she 
was exalted in Heaven high above all creatures. 
Ry. Amen. Ave Maria and Gloria PATRI. 

Forthe Holy Catholic Church, forthe propagation 
of the faith, for peace among Christian princes, 
and for the uprooting of heresies, let us say Salve 


Regina, e£c. (p. 154.) 


196. The Memorare. 
1-300 Days. 1.0. 


ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, Ill, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


M EMORARE, O piis- 
sima Virgo Maria, 
non esse auditum a seecu- 
lo quemquam ad tua cur- 
rentem praesidia, tua im- 
plorantem auxilia, tua 
petentem suffragia, esse 
derelictum. Ego tali ani- 
matus confidentia, ad te, 
Virgo virginum, Mater, 
curro, ad te venio, coram 
te gemens peccator as- 
sisto; noli, Mater Verbi, 
verba mea despicere, sed 
audi propitia, et exaudi. 
Amen. 


EMEMBER, O 

most gracious Vir- 
gin Mary, that never 
was it known that any 
one who fled to thy pro- 
tection, implored thy 
help, or sought thy in- 
tercession, was left un- 
aided. Inspired with this 
confidence, I fly unto 
thee, OO Virginof virgins, 
my mother; to thee I 
come, before thee I 
stand, sinful and sor- 
rowful; O Mother of the 
Word Incarnate, de- 
spise not my petitions; 
but in thy clemency hear 
and answer me. Amen. 


196 Pius IX, 11 Dec., 1846. 


176 MARY 


197. Prayer, Ave Augustissima. 
i. 300 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. 1, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


AIL, thou that art most venerable, Queen of 

Peace, most holy Mother of Gop; through the 
Sacred Heart of JEsus, thy Son, the Prince of 
Peace, procure for us the cessation of his anger, 
that so He may reign over us in peace. Remember, 
O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it 
known that any one who sought thy prayers was 
forsaken by Gop. Inspired with this confidence, I 
come unto Thee. Despise not my petitions, O 
Mother of the Incarnate Word; but in thy loving- 
kindness hear and answer me, O merciful, O sweet 
Virgin Mary. 
198. The Tota Pulchra, etc. 


i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, on the Immaculate Conception, Nativity, Puri- 
fication Annunciation, and Assumption. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Tota pulchra es Maria, ezc.; with Y. Ry. and Prayer. 
Deus qui per immaculatam. See p. 178. 


199. Five Novenas for the Principal Feasts of 
Our Lady. 
These Novenas may be said in public or private. 
i. 300 Days, each day. 
ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. 1, 11, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
N.B.— The prayers for the intention of the Pope are to be 
addressed to ‘‘Gop and to our Lady.” « 
I. NovENA FOR THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. Be- 
gins November 29. 
ENI SaNcrE SPiRi- OME OCTHPOEY 
TUS; «reple | tuorum GuosT, fillthe hearts 
corda fidelium, et tui of thy faithful andkindle 
amoris in eis ignem ac- in them the fire of thy 
cende. love. 


197 Pius IX, September 23, 1846. 198 Pius X, 23 Mar. 1904. 
199 Pius VII, Res. August 4, 1808; Res. November 24, 1808; Res. Janus 
ary 11, 1809. i 


MARY 


V. EmitteSpiriruMtuum, 
et creabuntur. 

ky. Et renovabis faciem 
Lett ce. 


Oremus. 

EUS qui corda fide- 

lium SANCTI SpirI- 
Tus illustratione docuisti, 
da nobis in eodem Srr- 
RITU recta sapere et de 
ejus semper consolatione 
gaudere. Per CHRISTUM 
DoMINUM nostrum. 


177 
V. Send forth thy Spirit 
andthey shall becreated; 
Ry. And Thou shalt 
renew the face of the 
earth. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who hast 
taught the hearts 
of the faithful by the 
light of the HoLy Spirit; 
grant us by the same 
SPIRIT to relish what is 
right, and evermore to 
rejoice in his consola- 





tion. Through CuHrist 
our Lorpb. 

Ry. Amen. ky. Amen. 
Preparatory Prayer to be satd each day. 

IRGIN most pure, conceived without sin, all 

fair and stainless in thy Conception; glorious 
Mary, full of grace, Mother of my Gop, Queen of 
Angels and of men,—I humbly venerate thee as 
Mother of my SAviour, who, though He was Gop, 
taught me by his own veneration, reverence, and 
obedience to thee, the honour and homage that 
are due to thee. Vouchsafe, I pray thee, to accept 
this Novena which I dedicate to thee. Thou art the 
safe refuge of the penitent sinner; it is very fitting, 
then, that I should have recourse to thee. Thou art 
the Mother of Compassion; then wilt thou surely 
be moved with pity for my many miseries. Thou 
art my best hope after JEsus; thou canst not 
but accept the loving confidence that I have in 
thee. Make me worthy to be called thy son, that 
so I may dare to cry unto thee: Show /Ayself a 
mother. 
Ave Maria nzne times, and Gloria PATRI once. 


N 


178 MARY 
Prayer for the First Day. 
EHOLD me at thy sacred feet, O Immaculate 
Virgin. I rejoice with thee, because from all 
eternity thou wast elected to be the Mother of the 
Eternal Word, and wast preserved stainless from 
the taint of original sin. I praise and bless the 
Most Holy Trinity, who poured out upon thy 
soul in thy Conception the treasure of that privilege. 
I humbly pray thee to obtain for me grace effectu- 
ally to overcome the sad effects produced in my 
soul by original sin; make me wholly victorious 
over them, that I may never cease to love my Gop. 
Then say or sing the Litany of the Blessed Vir- 
gin, Vo. 189, f. 168, or else, 
VY. Tota pulchraesMaria. Y. All fair art thou, O 


Ey. Tota pulchra es Maria. 


V. Et macula originalis 
non est in te. 

ky. Et macula originalis 
non est in te. 

V. Tu gloria Jerusalem. 


Ry. Tu letitia Israel. 


V. Tu honorificentia po- 
puli nostri. 

ky. Tu advocata peccato- 
rum. 

y. O Maria. 

Ry. O Maria. 

V. Virgo prudentissima. 
ky. Mater clementissima. 
Y. Ora pro nobis. 

Ry. Intercede pro nobis ad 
DoMINUM JESUM CHRI- 
STUM. 


Mary. 

Re ADfap athlon 
Mary. 

V. The original stain is 
not in thee. 

ky. The original stain is 
not in thee. 

V. Thou art the glory of 
Jerusalem. 

Ry. Thou art the joy of 
Israel. 

V. Thou art the honour 
of our people. 

ky. Thou art the advo- 
cate of sinners. 

Y. O Mary. 

ky. O Mary. 

V. Virgin most prudent. 
ky. Mothermostclement. 
X. Pray for us: 

ky. Intercede for us with 
our LonD JESUS CHRIST, 





MARY 


179 


After the Litany or Hymn as above, say, 


Y. In Conceptione tua, 
Virgo, immaculata fuisti. 


Ry. Ora pro nobis Par- 
REM, cujus FILIUM pepe- 
risti. 
Oremus. 

Eus qui per Immacu- 

latam Virginis Con- 
ceptionem dignum FILIo 
tuo habitaculum praepa- 
rasti: quaesumus ut qui 
ex morte ejusdem FILir 
tui praevisa eam ab omni 
labe preeservasti, nosquo- 
que mundos ejus interces- 
sione ad te pervenire con- 
cedas. Per CHRISTUM Do- 
MINUM nostrum. Amen. 


Deus omnium fidelium 
pastor et rector, famulum 
tuum N., quem pastorem 
ecclesize tuze przeesse vo- 
luisti, propitius respice; 
da ei quesumus, verbo et 
exemplo, quibus praeest, 
proficere, ut ad vitam una 
cum steve Sibi credito 
perveniat sempiternam. 


V. In thy conception, O 
Virgin, thou wast im- 
maculate. 
Ry Pray. fob us to the 
FATHER, whose SON was 
born of thee. 
Let us pray. 

GOD, who through 

the Immaculate 
Conception of a Virgin 
didst prepare a worthy 
dwelling-place for thy 
SON, we beseech Thee, 
who by the death of that 
Son, foreseen by Thee, 
didst preserve her from 
all stain of sin, to grant 
that by her intercession 
we also may be purified, 
and so may come to 
Thee. Through CuHrist 
our Lorp. Amen. 

O Gop, the Shepherd 
and Ruler of all the faith- 
ful,zraciously lookdown 
upon thy servant N., 
whom Thou hast chosen 
to be the Pastor of thy 
Church; and grant him, 
we beseech Thee, both 
by word and example, 
so to direct those over 
whom Thou hast placed 
him, that together with 
the flock entrusted to 
his care, he may attain 
eternal life. 


N2 


180 

Deusrefugium nostrum 
et virtus, adesto piis ec- 
clesize tuze precibus, au- 
ctor ipse pietatis; et prze- 
sta, ut quod fideliter pe- 


MARY 


O "GOD, “dur LeluPe 
and strength, who art 
the author of all holi- 
ness, listen to the pious 
prayers of thy Church, 


timus efficaciter conse- 
quamur. Per CHRISTUM 
DOMINUM nostrum. 

Ry. Amen. 


and grant that what we 
ask in faith we may 
effectually obtain, 
through CHRIST our 
Lonp. ky. Amen. 
The same order zs to be observed on the other days of 
the Novena, the prayer for the day alone being 
changed. 
Prayer for the Second Day, November 30. 

ARY, unsullied lily of purity, I rejoice with 

thee, because from the first moment of thy 
Conception thou wast filled with grace, and hadst 
given unto thee the perfect use of reason. I thank 
and adore the ever blessed Trinity, who gave thee 
those high gifts. Behold me at thyfeet overwhelmed 
with shame to see myself so poor in grace. O Thou 
who wast filled full of heavenly grace, grant me a 
portion of that same grace, and make me a par- 
taker in the treasures of thy Immaculate Concep- 
tion. 
Prayer for the Third Day, December 1. 

ARY, mystic rose of purity, I rejoice with thee 

at the glorious triumph thou didst gain over 
the serpent by thy Immaculate Conception, in that 
thou wast conceived without original sin. I thank 
and praise with my whole heart the ever blessed 
Trinity, who granted thee that glorious privilege; 
and I pray thee to obtain for me courage to over- 
come every snare of the great enemy, and never to 
stain my soul with mortal sin. Be thou always mine 
aid, and enable me with thy protection to obtain 
the victory over all the enemies of man's eternal 
welfare. 





MARY 181 

Prayer for the Fourth Day, December 2. 

ARY Immaculate Virgin, mirrorof holy purity, 

I rejoice exceedingly to see how from thy Im- 
maculate Conception there were infused into thy 
soul the most sublime and perfect virtues with all 
the gifts of the most Hoty Spirit. I thank and 
praise the ever blessed Trinity who bestowed upon 
thee these high privileges, and I beseech thee, 
gracious Mother, obtain for me grace to practise 
every Christian virtue, and so to become worthy to 
receive the gifts and graces of the Horv Gnosr. 
Prayer for the fifth Day, December 3. 

ARY, bright moon of purity, I congratulate 

thee in that the mystery of thy Immaculate 
Conception was the beginning of salvation to the 
human race, and was the joy of the whole world. 
I thank and bless the ever blessed Trinity who did 
so magnify and glorify thy person. I entreat thee to 
obtain for me grace so to profit by the death and 
passion of thy dear Son, that his Precious Blood 
may not have been shed upon the Cross for me in 
vain, but that after a holy life I may be saved. 
Prayer for the Sixth Day, December 4. 

ARY Immaculate, brilliant star of purity, I 

rejoice with thee, because thy Immaculate Con- 
ception brought exceeding joy to all the angels of 
Paradise. I thank and bless the ever blessed Tri- 
nity, who enriched thee with this privilege. Enable 
me also one day to take part in this heavenly joy, 
praising and blessing thee in thecompany of angels, 
world without end. Amen. 
Prayer for the Seventh Day, December s. 

ARY Immaculate, rising morn of purity, I 

rejoice with thee, and I am filled with admira- 
tion at beholding thee confirmed in grace and ren- 
dered sinless from the first moment of thy Concep- 
tion. I thank and praise the ever blessed Trinity, 
who elected thee alone from all mankind for this 


182 MARY 

special privilege. Holiest Virgin, obtain for me so 

entire and lasting a hatred of sin, the worst of all 

evils, that I may rather die than ever again commit 

a mortal sin. 

Prayer for the Eighth Day, December 6. 

ARY, Virgin, sun without stain, I congratu- 

late thee and I rejoice with thee, because Gop 
gavethee in thy Conceptiona greaterand moreabun- 
dant grace than He gave to all his angels and his 
saints together, even when their merits were most 
exalted. I thank and admire the immense benefi- 
cence of the ever blessed Trinity, who hath dis- 
pensed to thee alone this privilege. Oh, enable me 
too to correspond with the grace of Gop, and never 
more to receive it in vain; change my heart, and 
help me to begin in earnest a new life. 

Prayer for the Ninth Day, December 7. 
MMACULATE Mary, living light of holiness, 
model of purity, Virgin and Mother, as soon as 

thou wast conceived, thou didst profoundly adore 
thy Gop, giving him thanks, because by means of 
thee the ancient curse was blotted out, and blessing 
was again come upon the sinful sons of Adam. Let 
this blessing kindle in my heart love towards Gop; 
and do thou inflame my heart still more and more, 
that I may ever love Him constantly on earth, and 
afterwards eternally enjoy Him in heaven, there to 
thank and praise Him more and more fervently for 
all the wondrous privileges conferred on thee, and 
to rejoice with thee for thy high crown of glory. 


II. NovENA FOR OUR Lapy's Nativity (Beginning 
August 30). 
Some, © Horv GHOST;, ec.) see 5. 176. 
OST holy Mary, elect and predestined from 
all eternity by the most Holy Trinity to be 
Mother of the only-begotten Sow of the Eternal 








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FATHER, foretold by the Prophets, expected by the 
Patriarchs, desired by all nations, Sanctuary and 
living temple of the HoLy GuostT, sun without stain, 
conceived free fromoriginal sin, Mistressof Heaven 
and of Earth, Queen of Angels: humbly prostrate 
at thy feet we give thee our homage, rejoicing that 
the year has brought round again the memory of 
thy most happy Nativity; and we pray thee with 
all our hearts to vouchsafe in thy goodness now to 
come down again and be reborn spiritually in our . 
souls, that, led captive by thy loveliness and sweet- 
ness, they may ever live united to thy most sweet 
and loving heart. 

So now whilst we salute thee nine times, we will 
direct our thoughts to the nine months which thou 
didst pass enclosed in thy mother's womb; and we 
will devoutly say: 

We hail thee, O Mary, who tracing thy descent 
from the royal house of David, didst come forth 
to the light of Heaven with high honour from the 
womb of holy Anna, thy most happy mother. Ave 
Maria. 

We hail thee, heavenly babe, white doveof purity; 
who in spite of the serpent wast conceived free 
from original sin. Ave Maria. 

We hail thee, bright morn; who, forerunner of the 
heavenly Sun of Justice, didst bring the first light 
to earth. Ave Maria. 

We hail thee, Elect; who, like the untarnished 
Sun, didst burst forth in the dark night of sin. 
Ave Maria. 

We hail thee, beauteous Moon; who didst shed 
light upona world wrapped in the thickest darkness 
of paganism. Ave Maria. 

We hail thee, dread warrior-child; who, in thy- 
self a host, didst put to flight all hell. Ave Maria. 

We hail thee, fair soul of Mary; who from eter- 
nity wast possessed by Gop. Ave Maria. 


184 MARY 

We hail thee, dear child, and we humbly vener- 
ate thy most holy infant body, the sacred swaddling 
clothes wherewith they bound thee, the sacred crib 
wherein they laid thee, and we bless the hour and 
the day when thou wast born. Ave Maria. 

We hail thee, much beloved infant, adorned with 
every virtue immeasurably above all saints, and 
therefore worthy Mother of the Saviour of the 
world; who, having been made fruitful by the Horv 
SPrRIT, didst bring forth the Worp Incarnate. Ave 
Maria. 

Let us pray. 

MOST lovely infant, who by thy holy birth 

hast comforted the world, made glad the 
Heavens, struck terror into hell, brought help to 
the fallen, consolation to the sad, salvation to the 
weak, joy to all men living; we entreat thee, with 
the most fervent love and gratitude, to be spiritu- 
ally reborn in our souls by means of thy most holy 
love; renew our spirit in thy service, rekindle in 
our hearts the fire of charity, bid allvirtues blossom 
there, that so we may find more and more favour 
in thy gracious eyes. Mary! be thou our Mary, and 
may we feel the saving powerof thy sweetestname; 
may it ever be our comfort to call on that name in 
all our troubles; may it be our hope in dangers, our 
shield intemptation, and our last utterance indeath. 
Sit nobis nomen Mariz mel in ore, melos in aure, 
et jubilus in corde. Amen. Let the name of Mary 
be honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, joy in 
the heart. Amen. 
Here follows the Litany, $. 168. Then say: 
Y. Nativitas tua, Det Y. The Nativity, O Vir- 
Genitrix Virgo. gin Mother of Gop. 
ly. Gaudium annuntiavit Ry. Hath brought joy to 
universo mundo. the whole world. 


MARY 


Oremus. 

AMULIS tuis, que- 

sumus Domine, ce- 
lestis gratia. munus im- 
pertire; ut quibus Beate 
Virginis partus extitit 
salutis exordium, nativi- 
tatis ejus votiva solemni- 
tas pacis tribuat incre- 
mentum. 


DEUS, omnium fidelium, 
and DEUS refugium, 5.179. 


185 
Let us pray. 

RANT tous thy ser- 

vants, we beseech 
Thee, O Lonp, the gift 
of heavenly grace; that 
to all those for whom 
the delivery of the Bles- 
sed Virgin was the be- 
ginning of salvation, 
this her votive festival 
may give increase of 
peace. 
O Gop, the Shepherd, 


efc. , 5. 179. 





IIT. NovENA FOR THE ANNUNCIATION (Zegznnzno 
March 16). 
Pome, ©, LDpveGaHoST, c/c. $176. 
VENERATE and I admire thee, most holy 
Virgin Mary, as the humblest of all the crea- 
Lures of Gop on the very day of thy Annunciation, 
when Gop Himself exalted thee to the most sub- 
lime dignity of his own Mother. O mighty Virgin, 
enable me, wretched sinner that 1 am, to know 
the depths of my own nothingness, and at once 
with all my heart to humble myself before all men. 
Ave Maria. 

Mary, most holy Virgin, when thou wast saluted 
by Gabriel the Archangel, and the message from 
Gop was conveyed to thee, and thou wast exalted 
by Gop above all the Choirs of the Angels, then 
thou didst humbly say, ‘‘ Behold the handmaid ot 
the Lonp." Oh, obtain for me true humility and 
angelic purity, enabling me so to live on earth 
that I may ever be worthy of the blessing of Gop. 
Ave Maria. 

O Virgin ever blessed, I rejoice with thee be- 
cause solely by thy humble /za¢ thou didst draw 


186 MARY 

from the bosom of the Eternal FATHER the divine 
Word into thy own pure bosom. Draw then ever 
my heart to Gop; and with Gop draw grace into 
my heart, that I may ever bless thy /7zaz, and cry 
with devotion, **O mighty /zat/ O efficacious 
Fiat! O Fiat to be venerated above all Fzats” (SZ 
Thomas of Villanova). Ave Maria. 

O Virgin Mary, on the day of thy Annunciation 
thou wastfound by Gabriel the Archangel quick and 
ready to do Gop’s will, when it pleased the most 
Holy Trinity to await thy consent in order to re- 
deem the world. Enable me in every good and bad 
fortune to turn to Gop with resignation and say: Be 
it done unto me according to thy word. Ave Maria. 

Most holy Mary, I well understand that thy 
obedience made the union between thy Gop and 
thee more intimate than shall ever again be pos- 
sible for any other creature: (‘‘No creature could 
be in closer union with Gop.” B. Albertus Magnus). 
I am confounded to see how sin has separated me 
from Gop. Help me then, kind Mother, truly to 
do penance for my sins, that thy own loving JESUS 
may yet once more live i in me and I in Him. Ave 
Maria. 

Most holy Mary, thou wast troubled by reason 
of thy modesty, when Gabriel the Archangel stood 
before thee in thy house; but I, when I come be- 
fore thee, am troubled because of my great pride; 
wherefore do thou in thy incomparable humility, 
‘‘which brought forth Gop for men, reopened 
Paradise, and set the captive souls free from hell 
beneath" (SS. Aug. Sermo de Sanéi.), draw me,. I 
pray thee, out of the deep pit of my sins, and 
enable me to save my soul. Ave Maria. 

Most holy Virgin, though I have an unhallowed 
tongue, I have the boldness to salute thee all hours 
of the day: ‘‘Hail, hail Mary, full of grace.” I 
pray thee from my heart to replenish my soul with 


MARY 187 
a little of that grace wherewith the Hoty Spirit, 
when He overshadowed thee, filled thee to the full. 
Ave Maria. 

Most holy Mary, ‘‘The Lorp is with thee"; I 
know by faith that the great Gop who has been 
ever with thee from thy Conception, is, by his 
Incarnation in thy purest womb, made still more 
closely one with thee; make it thy care, I pray 
thee, that I may ever be one in heart and soul 
with that same dear LorpD JEsus, by means of his 
sanctifying grace. Ave Maria. 

Most holy Mary, ‘‘Blessed art thou amongst 
women”; pour out upon my heart and soul thy 
heavenly blessing, as thou thyself wast ever blessed 
of Gop among all women; for I have this sure 
hope, that if, my dear Mother, thou wilt bless me 
while I live, then when I die I shall be blessed of 
Gop in the everlasting glory of Heaven. Ave Maria. 
Then say the Litany, p. 168, and then: 

Y. Angelus Domini nun- Y.The angelof the Lorp 
tiavit Marie. declared unto Mary. 





ky. Et concepit de SPIRITU 
SANCTO. 
Oremus. 
EUS qui de beate 
Marie Virginis utero 
Verbum tuum, angelo 
_ nuntiante carnem susci- 
pere voluisti: praesta sup- 
plicibus tuis, ut qui vere 
eam Genitricem DEI cre- 
dimus, ejus apud te inter- 
cessionibus adjuvemur. 


DEUS, omnium fidelium 
pastor and DEus refu- 


gium, $. 179. 


ky. And she conceived 
of the Horv Gnosr. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who by the 
message of an angel 
didst will that the divine 
Word should take flesh 
of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary; grant unto us thy 
suppliants that we, who 
believe her to be truly 
the Mother of Gop, may 
be helped by her inter- 
cession with Thee. 
O Gop, the shepherd 
aiid: FUlen ere, 5 ron 


188 MARY 
IV. NovENA FOR THE PuniFICATION (Beginning 
January 24). 
Come, O Hoty Gnaosr, e£c., 5. 176. 
OST holy Virgin, bright mirror of all virtues, 
the forty days after thy delivery were no 
sooner passed than thou, though the purest of all 
virgins, didst will to be presented in the Temple 
to be purified; oh, help us then to keep our hearts 
unstained by sin, that so we too may be made 
worthy one day to be presented to our Gop in 
Heaven. Ave Maria. | 

Virgin most obedient, at thy presentation in the 
Temple, thou didst willingly offer the sacrifice 
customary among women; enable us so to follow 
thy example, that we may make ourselves a living 
sacrifice to Gop by practising every virtue. Ave 
Maria. 

Virgin most pure, thou didst despise the re- 
proach of men, observing the precepts of the Law; 
ask for us grace always to keep our hearts pure, 
whatever the world may think of us. Ave Maria. 

Virgin most holy, by offering thy Son, the 
Divine Word, to his Eternal FATHER, thou didst 
make Heaven glad; present our poor hearts to 
Gop, that by his grace they may be kept free from 
mortal sin. Ave Maria. 

Virgin most humble, in consigning JESUS into 
the arms of the holy old man Simeon, thou didst 
fill his spirit full of heavenly joy; consign our 
hearts to Gop, that He may fill them full of his 
Hoty Spirit. Ave Maria. 

Virgin most diligent, in ransoming thy Son 
. JESUS according to the Law, thou didst co-operate 
in the salvation of the world; ransom our poor 
hearts from the slavery of sin, that they may be 
ever pure in the sight of Gop. Ave Maria. 

Virgin most clement, on hearing the prophecy 
ot Simeon foretelling thy woes, thou didst at once 


MARY 189 
resign thyself to the good pleasure of thy Gop; 
make us always resigned to the dispositions of 
his Providence, and enable us to bear all troubles 
with patience. Ave Maria. 

Virgin most compassionate, when thou didst fill 
the soul of Anna the prophetess with light, by 
means of thy Divine Son, thou didst make her 
magnify the mercies of Gop by recognizing JESUS 
as the REDEEMER of the world; enrich our spirits 
too with heavenly grace, that we may joyfully reap 
in full measure the fruits of our Lorp’s Redemp- 
tion. Ave Maria. 

Virgin most resigned, although thou didst feel 
thine own soul transfixed with sorrow, foreseeing 
all the bitter Passion of thy Son, yet knowing the 
grief of Joseph thy spouse for all thy sufferings, 
thou didst console him with holy words; pierce 
through and through our souls with true sorrow 
for our sins, that we may one day come to rejoice 
with thee in everlasting bliss, partakers of thy 
glory. Ave Maria. 

Then say the Litany, p. 168, and then: 
Y.Responsum accepit Si- Y. Simeon received an- 





meon a SPIRITU SANCTO. 


ky. Non visurum se mor- 
tem nisi videret CHRISTUM 
Dowiwt. 
Oremus. 

MNIPOTENS sem- 

piterne DEus, majes- 
tatem tuam supplices ex- 
oramus, ut sicut unigeni- 
tus tuus cum nostra car- 
nis substantia in Templo 
est praesentatus, ita nos 
facias purificatistibi men- 
tibus preesentari. 


swer from the Horv 
SPIRIT. 
Ry. That he should not 
see deathtill he had seen 
the CunisT of the Lonp. 
Let us pray. 
LMIGHTY, ever- 
lasting Gop, we 
humbly pray thy Majes- 
ty that, as thine only 
begotten SoN was pre- 
sented in the Temple in 
the substance of our 
flesh, so Thou wouldst 
enable us to present 


190 MARY 
ourselves before thee 
with clean hearts. 
Deus omnium fidelium OGop,theshepherd and 
and DevuSrefugium,/.179. ruler, e¢c., p. 179. 


V. NOvENA FOR THE ASSUMPTION (Beginning 
August 6). : 
First Day, August 6. 

Come, © HOLY GHOST, £701 2-170. 


Hymn. 
GLORIOSA virgi- QUEEN of all the 
num virgin choir, 
Sublimis inter sidera, Enthroned above the 


Qui te creavit parvulum  starry sky; 

Lactente nutris ubere. Who with pure milk 
from thy own breast 
Thy own CREATOR didst 


supply. 
Quod Heva tristis abstu- What man hath lost in 
lit hapless Eve, 


Tu reddis almo germine: Thy sacred womb to 

Intrent ut astra flebiles, man restores; 

Cali recludis cardines. Thou to the sorrowing 
here beneath 
Hast opened heaven's 
eternal doors. 


Tu regis alti janua, Hail, O refulgent Hall 
Et aula lucis fulgida: of Light! 

Vitam datam per Virgi- Hail, Gate sublime of 
nem Heaven's high King! 
Gentes redempta plau- Through Theeredeemed 
dite. to endless life, 


Thy praise let all the 
nations sing. 
JESv, tibi sit gloria, O Jesu, born of Virgin 
Qui natus es de Virgine, bright 
Immortal glory be to 
hee: 





MARY IQI 
Cum PATRE et almo Spi- Praise to the FATHER 


RITU infinite, 
In sempiterna saecula. And Hoty GHOST eter- 
Amen. nally. Amen. 


The glory of Mary tn death, tn that she was well 
prepared to die. 

ET us meditate how glorious Mary was at the 

moment of her death, because in life she was 
so well prepared to die; first by reason of her ardent 
longing to see her Gop and to be again united to 
her Son; and next, by the unapproachable merit of 
her consummate perfection. Then, reflecting how 
different we are from Mary in our practice of pre- 
paration for our death, let us say: 

|, A OST holy Virgin, who in order to prepare 

thyself for a holy death, didst live in continual 
desire of the beatific vision; oh, take from us all vain 
desires forthe frail thingsof earth. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Most holy Virgin, who in order to prepare thy- 
self for a holy death didst in life ever sigh to be 
united to thy Son Jesus; obtain for us fidelity to 
JEsus even unto death. Ave Maria ZAz:ce. 

Most holy Virgin, who, in preparation for a holy 
death, didst attain an unapproachable height of 
merit and of virtue; intercede for us that we may 
know that virtue and the grace of Gop alone will 
lead us to salvation. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Let us now give praise to Mary, so prudent in 
preparing for death; and whilst we exalt her glory, 
we will unite with the nine Choirs of Angels, who, 
on herAssumption into Heaven, escorted her, prais- 
ing her with the first Choir: 

Then say the Litany, f. 168, and then: 

Y. Exaltata est Sancta Y. The Holy Mother of 

DEI Genitrix. Gop is exalted. 

Hy. Super Choros Angelo- Ry. Into the heavenly 

rum ad celestia regna. kingdom above the An- 
gel Choirs. 


192 

Oremus. 
AMULORUM tuorum, 
quaesumus DOMINE, 


delictis ignosce: ut qui 
tibi placere de actibus 
nostris non valemus, Ge- 
nitricis Firm tui DOMINI 
nostri intercessione sal- 
vemur. 


Deus omnium fidelium, 
and DEUsrefugium, .179. 


MARY 


Let us pray. 

E beseech Thee, O 

Lorp, to pardon 
the shortcomings of thy 
servants; that we who 
by our own works are 
not able to please Thee, 
may be saved by the in- 
tercession of the Mother 
of thy Son, our Lorp 
Jesus CHRIST. 
O Gop, the shepherd and 
ruler, €/c., 9. 176; 


Second Day, August 7. 

Come, O Hoty GuostT, efc., 5. 176. O Queen of 
alles ^: 190. 

The glory of Mary in death, in that she was assisted 
by her Son Jesus and the Apostles. 

Let us meditate how glorious Mary was at her 
death, in that, according to the teaching of holy 
writers, she was comforted not only by the apostles 
and saints, but also by her dear Son Jesus; and 
whilst we contemplate the unspeakable joy which 
filled her soul at this grace granted to her alone, 
let us entreat her for ourselves: 

LORIOUS Virgin, who for thy consolation 

didst merit to die in the blessed company of 
apostles and saints: obtain for us, that when we 
breathe forth our souls we may feel thy presence 
and that of our holy patrons, assisting us. Ave 
Maria ¢hrice. 

Glorious Virgin, who at the moment of thy death 
wast comforted by the sight of thy dear Son JEsus: 
oh, pray for us, that at that awful moment we too 
may be comforted by receiving JEsus in the most 
holy Viaticum. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Glorious Virgin, who didst surrender thy spirit 
into the arms of JESUS: assist us, that we also, in 





MARY 193 
life and in death, may surrender our souls into the 
arms of JESUS, and that we may always desire that 
his most holy will be done. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Come then, let us magnify the glory of Mary, 
assisted at her death by her Son Jesus and his 
apostles, and join in jubilee at her triumph, with 
the second Choir of the heavenly host: 

The Litany, p. 168, with Y., N. and prayers as 
above, p. 191. 

Third Day, August 6. 

Come, O Hory GHosr, e/c., p. 176..0 Queen: of 
all. 0/0. 5. 190. 

The glory of Mary tn death, tn that she died tn an 
ecstasy of love. 

Let us meditate how glorious the holy Mary was 
in her death, because she died in a very ecstasy 
of the love of Gop; and desiring that we too may 
be strengthened by that holy fire of love, let us 
ask for her help. 

ARY, most happy Virgin, who didst die of the 

vehemence of the love of Gop; make it thy 
care that in our hearts, as Gop wills, there be lit 
up this living fire of his love. Ave Maria ZAr:ce. 

Mary, most happy Virgin, who dying of divine 
love didst teach us what our love of Gop ought to 
do; pray for us, that we may never abandon our 
Gop in life or death. Ave Maria ZAz:ce. 

Mary, most happy Virgin, who in leaving this 
mortal life, by virtue of an ecstasy of love didst 
make known the fire which ever burnt in thy heart, 
obtain for us at least a spark of that same fire, to 
give us true sorrow for our sins. Ave Maria 
thrice. 

Let us with the third Choir of Angels now exalt 
the ineffable glory of Mary inflamed with the love 
of her Gop: 

The Litany, p. 168, with Y., W.and prayers as above, 
DIOE 
o 


194 MARY 

Fourth Day, August 9. 

Come, O Hoty GnuosrT, ezc., $. 176; O Queen of all, 
€LC., P. TOO: 

Te glory of Mary after death in her dead body. 

Let us meditate how glorious Mary was in her 
dead body, because it was adorned with marvel- 
lous splendour and majesty, and spread around an 
odour of sanctity, which was the very fragrance 
of Paradise, and because innumerable miracles 
were wrought at the sight of it. Then, thinking on 
our own misery, let us pray: 

LADY, most pure, who by reason of thy vir- 

ginal purity didst merit the glory of being so 
bright and so majestic in thy body after death; 
obtain for us the strength to detach ourselves from 
every foul spirit of impurity. Ave Maria ZAzzce. 

O Lady most pure, who by reason of thy rare 
virtue didst from thy dead body spread around the 
sweetness of Paradise; make it thy care that we 
may edify our neighbour by our life, and never 
more by our bad example become a stumbling- 
block to others. Ave Maria ZAzzce. 

O Lady most pure, at the sight of whose holy 
body numberless bodily infirmities were cured; 
intercede for us, that by thy prayers all our spiritual 
ills may be healed. Ave Maria ZA7zce. 

Come, let us rejoice in the glory given to the dead 
body of Mary, magnifying her with the fourth 
Choir of Angels: 

The Litany, 5. 168, with V., Nj. and prayers as above, 
f- 191. 

FYfth Day, August 10. 

Come, O Hoty Guost, eéc., 5. 176; O Queen of all, 
elc., 5. 190. 

The glory of Mary after death tn the resurrection of 
her body. 

Let us meditate how glorious Mary was after 
death, since by the power of the Highest her body, 








MARY 195 
raised again to life, forthwith acquired the four 
cifts of brightness, agility, subtlety and impassibi- 
lity; and filled with consolation at the excellence 
of her glory, let us invoke her: 

LADY exalted, who wast so gloriously raised 

to life again by thy Gop; help us so to live on 
earth, that we also may rise again like unto 
thee in the last judgment day. Ave Maria 
thrice. 

O Lady exalted, to whose risen body were given 
thegifts of brightness and subtlety, by reason of the 
bright example and humility of thy life on earth; 
pray for us, that all contemptuous affectation may 
be taken from us; that so our souls, being freed 
from all self-love, may be adorned with humility. 
Ave Maria thrice. 

O Lady exalted, whose risen body was glorified 
by the gifts of agility and impassibility, by reason 
of thy spiritual zeal and patience while on earth; 
obtain for us courage valiantly to mortify our 
bodies, and patiently to curb all our disordinate 
inclinations. Ave Maria ZAz:zce. 

Then let us render due praise to Mary, and mag- 
nify the glory which adorned her risen body; 
while, with the fifth Choir, we exalt her: 

The Litany, p. 168, wth V., Nj. and prayers as above, 
D IO. 

Sixth Day, August 11. 

Come, O Hoty Guost, ezc., 5. 176; O Queen of all, 
E10. 05: 190. 

The glory of Mary after death in her Assumption 
into Heaven. 

Let us meditate how gloriously Mary was taken 
up to Heaven, being escorted thither by many 
legions of the heavenly host and of blessed souls 
drawn by her merits out of Purgatory; and re- 
joicing in that majestic triumph, let us with all 
humility offer to her our supplications: 


O2 


196 MARY 
REAT Queen, who wast assumed so royally 
into the Kingdom of eternal peace; obtain for 
us that all sordid, earthly thoughts be taken away 
from us, and our hearts be fixed upon the con- 
templation of the unchangeable happiness of 
Heaven. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Great Queen, who wast assumed to Heaven 
amidst a company of the Angelic Hierarchy; ob- 
tain for us strength to overcome the wiles of all 
our enemies, and that we may lend a docile ear to 
the counsels of that good angel who continually 
assists and governs us. Ave Maria /Azzce. 

Great Queen, who wast assumed to Heaven 
most gloriously, in the company of souls drawn by 
thy merits out of Purgatory; free us from the 
slavery of sin, and make us worthy to praise thee 
for all eternity. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Let us not cease to applaud the royal triumph of 
Mary; and uniting our homage with the sixth 
Choir of angels, let us honour the singular glory of 
her Assumption into Heaven: 

The Litany, p. 168, with V., Nj. and prayers as above, 
f. 191. 

Seventh Day, August 12. 

Come, O Hoty Guost, e£c., 5. 176; O Queen of all, 
p 0 I00. 

The glory of Mary after death in her exaltation 
as Queen of Heaven. 

Let us meditate how glorious Mary is in Heaven, 
because she is enthroned there as Queen of the uni- 
verse,‘and is ever receiving homage and veneration 
from countless hosts of angels and of saints;and as- 
sisting at her royal throne, let us implore her aid: 

OVEREIGN Queen of the universe, who for 

thy incomparable merit art raised to such high 
glory in the heavens; in thy pity look upon our 
miseries, and rule us with the gentle sway of thy 
protection, Ave Maria ¢hrice. 


B slats ablic d iu 








MARY 197 

Sovereign Queen of the universe, who art ever 
receiving worship and homage from all the hea- 
venly host; accept, we pray thee, these our invoca- 
tions, offered with such reverence as befits thy 
dignity and greatness. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Sovereign Queen of the universe, by that glory 
which thou hast by reason of thy high place in 
Heaven; vouchsafe to take us into the number of 
thy servants, and obtain for us grace that with 
quick and ready will we may faithfully keep the 
precepts of Gop our Lonp. Ave Maria ZAr:ce. 

Let us take part in the joy of the angels praising 
Mary, and rejoice with the seventh Choir, because 
we know that she is raised to the dignity of Queen 
of the universe. 

The Litany, p. 168, with V., N. and prayers as above, 
D IO 

Eighth Day, August 13. 

Come, O Hoty GHOST, e£c., 5. 176. O Queen of all, 
Ec p IQO. 

The glory of Mary after death in the crown which 
decks her brow. 

Let us meditate how glorious Mary is in Heaven 
by reason of the royal crown wherewith her divine 
Son has crowned her, and for the full knowledge 
which she now has of the deep mysteries of Gop, 
past, present and to come; and full of veneration 
for the incomparable honour bestowed upon our 
Queen, let us have recourse to her and say: 

UEEN unrivalled, who in Heaven above dost 

enjoy the high glory of being crowned by thy 
divine Son with a royal diadem; help us to share 
thy matchless virtues, and ask for us that, purified 
in heart, we may be made worthy to be crowned 
with thee in Paradise. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Queen unrivalled, in the full knowledge granted 
thee of all things on earth; for thy own glory’s 
sake obtain pardon for our past evil deeds, that we 


198 MARY 
may never offend again by froward tongue or wan- 
ton thought. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Queen unrivalled, whose desire it 1s to see men 
pure and clean of heart, that so they may be made 
worthy of thy Gop; obtain for us forgiveness of our 
sins, and help us, that all our looks, words and 
deeds may please his heavenly Majesty. Ave Maria 
thrice. 

Let us then purify our hearts, in order that we may 
be worthy to give praise to Mary; and to the glory 
she possesses in that bright crown which decks her 
royal brow, let us add humble tokens of our love, 
rejoicing in union with the eighth Choir: 

The Litany, p. 168, with V., Nj. and prayers as above, 
72:191. 

Ninth Day, August 14. 

Come, O Hoty Guost, eéc., 5. 176. O Queen of all, 
CD P LOO. 

The glory of Mary after death tn her patronage of 
man. 

Let us meditate how glorious Mary is in Heaven 
by reason of her patronage of man, and for the 
power she has to aid him with great watchfulness 
in all his necessities; wherefore with lively confi- 
dence in the patronage of the very Mother of our 
Gop, let us implore her aid. 

ARY, our most powerful patroness, whose 

glory it is in Heaven to be the advocate of 
man; oh! take us from the hands of the enemy and 
place us in the arms of our Gop and CREATOR. Ave 
Maria ZArzce. 

Mary, our most powerful patroness, who being 
in Heaven the advocate of men wouldst that all 
men should be saved; make it thy care that none 
of us succumb at the thought of our past relapses 
into sin. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 

Mary, our most powerful patroness, who to fulfil 
thy office dost love to be continually invoked by 








MARY 199 
men; obtain for us such true devotion that we may 
ever call upon thee in life, and above all at the 
awful moment of our death. Ave Maria ZAzzce. 

Now with all our hearts let us celebrate the glo- 
ries of Mary; and consoled at having Mary for our 
advocate in Heaven, let us join in praising her 
with the ninth Choir of angels: 

The Litany, p. 168, with Y., Nj. and prayers as above, 


f. 191. | 
200. Eleven Novenas in Honour of Our Lady. 


Atany time of the year, with any form of prayerapproved 
by competent ecclesiastical authority. 

i. 300 Days each day. 

ii. Plenary, once during the Novena or Octave. I, IJ, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

In honour of (1) the Immaculate Conception; (2) 
the Nativity B.V. M.; (3) the Presentation B. V.M.; 
(4) the Annunciation B.V.M.; (5) the Visitation 
B.V.M. ; (6) the Sacred Delivery of Mary and Birth 
Ol [ssSUs; (7) the Punhcation B.V.M. (3) the 
Seven Dolours B.V.M.; (9) the Assumption 
B. V.M.; (10) the Sacred Heart of Mary and her 
Patronage; and (11) for the Feast of the Most Holy 
Rosary. 


201. One Ave and Prayer, O Domina Mea! 
for Victory in Temptations, especially those 
against Chastity. 


1. 100 Days, once a day, if said morning and evening. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, 1I, III, Iv. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Ave Maria. 


DOMINA mea! O Y Queen! my Mo- 
Mater mea! Tibi me ther! I give thee all 
totum offero, atque ut myself, and, to showmy 
me tibi probem devotum, devotion to thee, I con- 
200 Pius IX. Res., January 5, 1849; Bps., January 28, 1850; Indul., 


November 26, 1876. 
201 Pius IX, August s, 185r. 


200 MARY 

consecro tibi hodie oculos secrate to thee this day 
meos, aures meas, os my eyes, ears, mouth, 
meum, cor meum, plane heart, my entire self. 
me totum. Quoniam ita- Wherefore, O loving 
que tuus sum, O bona Mother, as I am thy 
Mater, serva me, defende own, keep me, defend 
me, ut rem ac posses- me, as thy property and 


sionem tuam. possession. 
202. Prayer, O Beata Virgo. 
50 Days. T.Q. 


(See Instructions, p. r.) 

ARY, Virgin ever blessed! who can worthily 

praise thee or give thanks to thee, who, by 
that wondrous assent of thy will, didst rescue a 
fallen world? What honours can the weakness of : 
our human nature pay to thee, which by thy inter- 
vention alone has found the way to restoration? 
Accept, then, such poor thanks as we have here to 
offer, though they are unequal to thy merits; and, 
receiving our vows, obtain by thy prayers the remis- 
sion of our offences. Carry thou our prayers within 
the sanctuary of the heavenly audience, and bring 
forth from it the medicine of our reconciliation. 
Through thee may those sins become pardonable 
the release from which through thee we ask of 
Gop, and that be granted which we demand with 
confidence. Accept what we offer, grant us what 
we seek, spare us what we fear, for thou art the 
sole hope of sinners. Through thee we hope for 
the forgiveness of our faults, and in thee, most 
blessed Virgin, is the hope of our reward. Holy 
Mary,succour the wretched, help the faint-hearted, 
comfort the sorrowful, pray for the people, shield 
the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to 
Gop, let all feel thy aid who keep thy holy comme- 
moration. Be thou at hand, ready to aid our prayers, 
when we pray; and bring back to us the answers 

202 Pius IX, Mem. May 19, 1854. 


pu — ES 








MARY 201 
we desire. Make it thy care to intercede ever for 
the people of Gop—thou who, blessed of Gop, 
didst merit to bear the REDEEMER of the world, 
who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen. 


203. Prayer of St Alphonsus to be said before 


a representation of Our Lady. 
i. 300. Days. T.O. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OST holy Mary, Immaculate Virgin and 

Mother, to thee who art the Mother of my 
Lonp, the refuge of sinners, I, who am the most 
miserable of all, have recourse to-day. I adore thee, 
O great Queen, and I thank thee for the many 
favours thou hast done me up to now, especially 
for having preserved me from hell, which I have 
so often deserved. I love thee, most dear Lady; 
and by the love I bear thee I promise to desire ever 
to serve thee and to do all I can to make thee 
loved by others. I place all my hopes in thee, all 
my salvation. Accept me for thy servant and shelter 
me under thy mantle, O thou Mother of mercy. 
And since thou art so powerful with Gop, free me 
from all temptations, or obtain for me strength to 
overcome them as long as I live. Of thee I ask 
true love of Jesus Curist. Through thee I hope to 
die a good death. O Mother, by the love thou 
bearest to Gop, I pray thee to help me always, 
but specially in the last moment of my life. Do 
not leave me until thou seest me safe in Heaven, 
there to bless thee and sing thy mercies for all 
eternity. This is my hope. Amen. 


204. Prayer for a Good Death. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


203 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. September 7, 1854. 
204 Pius IX, Brs. March 11, 1856. 


202 MARY 

MARY, conceived without stain, pray for us 

who fly to thee. Refuge of sinners, Mother of 
those who are in their agony, leave us not in the 
hour of our death, but obtain for us perfect sor- 
row, sincere contrition, remission of our sins, a 
worthy reception of the most holy Viaticum, the 
strengthening ofthe Sacrament of Extreme Unction, 
so that we may be able to stand with safety before 
the throne of the just but merciful Judge, our Gop 
and our REDEEMER. Amen. 


205. Psalms and Prayers of St Bonaventure for 
every day in the week. 

i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, once a day, for 
reciting, in any language, the psalms and prayers for each 
day, according to the order of the days of the week, from 
the Book entitled, The Daily Tribute of Loving Prayers and 
Praises for each day in the week to the Immaculate Mother 
of God, etc. 

ii. Plenary, on the accustomed conditions, on the Feast of 
the Immaculate Conception and once during its Octave, on 
the Feast of St Joseph, St Bonaventure (July 14), and onany 
one day at pleasure during the month of May, to those of 
the faithful who for one month previous to these days shall 
have said daily the above Psalms and Prayers. 1, II, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


206. Chaplet of the Twelve Privileges of Our 
Lady. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
In the Name of the FATHER and of the SoN and of 
the Horv GHosT. Amen. 
Y. O Gop, come to my assistance. 
ky. O Lonp, make haste to help me. 
Glory be to the FATHER, ec. 
AIL to thee, purest, holiest Mother of Jesus. 
We humbly pray thee, by thy predestination, 
whereby thou wast even from all eternity elected 
Mother of Gop; by thy Immaculate Conception, 
205 Pius IX, Br. December 9, 1856. 206 Pius IX, Br. June 26, 1860. 











MARY 203 
whereby thou wast conceived withoutstain of origi- 
nal sin; by thy most perfect resignation, whereby 
thou wast ever conformed to the will of Gop; and, 
lastly, by thy consummate holiness, whereby 
throughout thy whole life thou didst never com- 
mit one single fault: we pray thee to become our 
advocate with our Lonp, that He may pardon our 
many sins, which are the cause of his wrath. And 
thou, O FATHER Almighty, by the merits of these 
privileges vouchsafed to this thy well-beloved 
Daughter, hear her supplications for us, and par- 
don us, her clients. 

Spare, O Lonp, spare thy people. PATER once, 
Ave four times, Gloria once. 
By thy holy and Immaculate Conception deliver 
us, glorious Virgin Mary. 

AIL to thee, purest, holiest Mother of Jesus. 

We humbly pray thee, by the most holy 
Annunciation, when thou didst conceive the Divine 
Word in thy womb; by thy most happy delivery, 
in which thou didst experience no pain; by thy 
perpetual virginity, which thou didst unite with 
the fruitfulness of a mother; and, lastly, by the 
bitter martyrdom which thou didst undergo in our 
SAVIOUR’S Geath: we pray thee to become our 
mediatrix, that we may reap the fruit of the Pre- 
cious Blood of thy Son. And Thou, O Divine Son, 
by the merit of these privileges granted to thy 
well-beloved Mother, hear her supplications, and 
pardon us, her clients. 
Spare, O Lonp, spare thy people. PATER once, 
Ave four times, Gloria once. 
By thy holy and Immaculate Conception deliver 
us, glorious Virgin Mary. 

AIL to thee, purest, holiest Mother of JEsus. 

We humbly pray thee, by the joys which thou 
didst feel in thy heart at the Resurrection and 
Ascension of Jesus Cunisr; by thy Assumption 


204 MARY 
into Heaven, whereby thou wast exalted above all 
the Choirs of the Angels; by the glory which Gop 
has given thee to be Queen of all saints; and, 
lastly, by that most powerful intercession, where- 
by thou art able to obtain all that thou dost desire: 
we pray thee, obtain for us true love of Gop. And 
Thou, O Hoty Spirit, by the merits of these 
privileges of thy well-beloved Spouse, hear her sup- 
plications, and pardon us her clients. Amen. 
spare, O LORD, spare thy people. PATER once: 
Ave four times, Gloria once. 
By thy holy and Immaculate Conception deliver 
us, O glorious Virgin Mary. 
Antiphon. Thy Conception, Virgin Mother of Gop, 
brought joy to the whole world, for of thee was 
born the Sun of Justice, CHRIST our Gop, who, 
loosing the curse, bestowed the blessing, and, 
confounding death, gave unto us eternal life. 
V. In thy Conception, Virgin Mary, thou wast 
Immaculate. 
Ey. Pray to the FATHER for us, whose Son JESUS, 
conceived by the Hoty Gnosr, thoudidst bring forth. 
Let us pray. 

OD of mercy, Gop of pity, Gop of tenderness, 

who, pitying the affliction of thy people, didst 
say to the angel smiting them, ‘‘ Withhold thy 
hand"; for the love of thy glorious Mother, at 
whose precious breast thou didst sweetly find an 
autidote to the venom of our sins, bestow on us 
the help of thy grace, that we may be freed from 
all evil, and mercifully protected from every onset 
of destruction. Who livest and reignest for ever 
and ever. Amen. 


207. Prayer for the Conversion of Heretics 
and Schismatics. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
207 Pius IX, Prop. December 30, 1868. 








MARY 205 
MARY, Mother of mercy and Refuge of sin- 
ners, we beseech thee to look with pitying eyes 
on heretical and schismatical nations. Do thou, who 
art the Seat of wisdom, illuminate their minds, 
wretchedly involved in the darkness of ignorance 
and sin, that they may know the Holy, Catholic, 
Apostolic, Roman Church to be the only true 
Church of JEsus CHnisT, out of which no sanctity 
or salvation can be found. Finally, complete their 
conversion by obtaining for them the grace to be- 
lieve every truth of our holy Faith, and to submit 
to the Sovereign Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of JEsus 
CunisT on earth, that thus, being soon united to 
us by the bonds of divine charity, they may make 
with us but one fold under one and the same pas- 
tor, and that we may thus, O glorious Virgin, all 
sing exultingly for ever, ** Rejoice, O Virgin Mary! 
alone thou hast destroyed all heresies in the whole 
world." Amen. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 


208. Prayer for the Conversion of Greek 


Schismatics. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. 1, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


IMMACULATE Virgin Mary, we thy ser- 

vants, and sons of the holy Catholic and Roman 
Church, full of confidence in thy powerful protec- 
tion, humbly beseech thee that thou wouldst deign 
to implore of the Horv Gnosr, by the honour and 
glory of his eternal Procession from the FATHER 
and the Son, the abundance of his gifts for our 
separated brethren, the Greek schismatics, that, 
enlightened by his vivifying grace, they may re- 
enter into the bosom of the Catholic Church, under 
the infallible guidance of her supreme pastor and 
teacher, the Sovereign Roman Pontiff; and that 
thus, sincerely re-united to us by the indissoluble 

208 Pius IX, Br. June 11, 1869. 


206 MARY 

bonds of the same faith and the same charity, they 
may, with us, glorify, by the practice of good 
works, the most august Trinity, and at the same 
time honour thee, O Virgin Mother of Gop, full of 
grace, now and through all ages. Amen. Ave 
Maria ¢hrice. 


209. Act of Reparation. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

OST glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of Gop, 

and our mother, look with pity upon us poor 
sinners, who, afflicted with so many miseries sur- 
rounding us in this life, feel ourselves cut to the 
heart by the many horrible insults and blasphe- 
mies which we are often constrained to hear 
uttered against thee, O Immaculate Virgin. Oh, 
how these impious sayings offend the infinite 
Majesty of Gop, and Jesus CunisT his only be- 
gotten Son! How they provoke his anger, and 
give us cause to fear the terrible effects of his 
vengeance! If the sacrifice of our lives could avail 
against such outrages and blasphemies, very wil- 
lingly would we make it, for we desire, most holy 
Mother, to love and honour thee with all our 
hearts, such being the will of Gop. And just be- 
cause we love thee, we will do whatever lies in our 
power to make thee loved and honoured by all. 
And do thou, Mother of pity, supreme consoler of 
the afflicted, accept this act of reparation offered 
to thee, in our name and in the name of all our 
families, and on behalf of those who, not knowing 
what they say, impiously blaspheme thee; that so, 
by obtaining from Gop their conversion, thy glo- 
rious compassion, thy power, and thy great mercy 
may become more manifest, and they too may join 
with us in proclaiming thee blessed amongst 

209 Leo XIII,tMarch 21, 1885. 











MARY 207 
women, the Immaculate Virgin, the most com- 
passionate Mother of Gop. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 


210. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


POWERFUL Virgin, who alone hast de- 

stroyed all heresies throughout the world, 
deliver the Christian world from the snares of the 
devil, and have compassion on the souls deceived 
by diabolical cunning, that laying aside all here- 
tical guilt, the hearts of the erring may be con- 
verted and return to the unity of the Catholic 
Faith, through thy intercession with our Lorp 
Jesus CHnisT thy Son, who liveth and reigneth 
with Gop the FATHER in the unity of the Hoty 
SPIRIT, Gop for ever and ever. Amen. 


All. Prayer. 
300 Days, once a day. * 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

MARY, who, crowned with stars, hast for 

a footstool under thy feet the moon, and for 
thy throne the wings of angels; turn thy eyes upon 
this valley of sorrows, and listen to the voice of 
one who puts his hope and refuge in thee. Thou 
dost now enjoy the infinite sweetness of Paradise, 
but in the midst of joy and splendour thou bearest 
always in thy inmost heart the recollection of what 
thou didst suffer in this life. Thou hast tried the 
needs of this exile, and therefore knowest how 
bitterly flow the days of those who live in sorrow. 

Ever in thy remembrance rises up a mount 

covered with armed men and the dregs of the 
people; thou hearest ever a voice, so well known 
by thee, which says to thee: **O Lady, behold, in 
my place, thy son." And these thoughts move thee 
to profound tenderness, and thou dost realize, O 


210 Leo XIII, December 19, 1885. 211 Pius X, June 2, 1905. 


208 MARY 

blessed one, that on that mountain and with those 
words thou wast destined to be the Mother of the 
living. 

Without thee what would life be to the unhappy 
children of Adam. Each one of them has a sorrow 
which tries him, a grief which overwhelms, a 
wound which torments. And all have recourse to 
thee, as to a port of safety, to a fount of complete 
refreshment. When the waves lash themselves into 
fury, the wayfarer turns to thee and prays for calm. 
To thee has recourse the orphan who, like a flower 
in the wilderness, lies exposed to the whirlwind of 
life. To thee pray the poor who want their daily 
bread; and not one of them remains without help 
and consolation. But if all find in thee aid and re- 
freshment, what shall we say, to whom thou art 
wont to appear, glorious as thou art in heaven. 

O Mary, mother of all, enlighten our minds, 
soften our hearts, so that this most pure love which 
streams from thy eyes may be poured forth on 
every side, and produce those marvellous fruits 
which thy Son prepared for by shedding his 
Blood, whilst thou didst suffer the most cruel 
pangs at the foot of the Cross. 


212. Office of the Blessed Virgin. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II. 
iii. 300 Days, once a day, for Matins and Lauds only. 
iv. 5o Days, for each Little Hour, for Vespers, and for 
Compline, 

The Indulgences attached to this Office are extended to 
the recitation of it in the vernacular only in case of private 
recitation. 

Private recitation includes recitation by communities in 
their private chapels or even in their churches, if the doors 
are closed to the public. 


213. Hymn, Ave Maris Stella. 
300 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. t.) 


212 Leo XIII, November 27, 1887; December 8, 1897; Pius X, August 28, 
1903; December 18, 1906. 213 Leo XIII, January 27, 1888 











MARY 


VE maris stella, 

De1 Mater alma 
Atque semper virgo, 
Felix celi porta. 


Sumens illud Ave 
Gabrielis ore, 
Funda nos in pace, 
Mutans Eve nomen. 


Solve vincla reis, 
Profer lumen czcis, 
Mala nostra pelle, 
Bona cuncta posce. 


Monstra te esse matrem, 
Sumat per te preces, 
Qui pro nobis natus, 
Tulit esse tuus. 


Virgo singularis, 

Inter omnes mitis, 
Nos culpis solutos, 
Mites fac et castos. 


Vitam praesta puram, 
Iter para tutum, 

Ut videntes JESUM, 
Semper collaetemur. 


Sit laus DEo Patri, 
Summo CHnisTO decus, 
SPIRITUI SANCTO, 
Tribus honor unus. 
Amen. 


209 
AIL thou star of 
ocean! 
Portal of the sky! 
Ever Virgin Mother 
Of the Lorp most high! 


Oh! by Gabriel's Ave, 
Utter'd long ago, 

Eva's name reversing, 
Stablish peace below. 


Break the captive's fet- 
IBISS 

Lighton blindness pour; 
All our ills expelling, 
Every bliss implore. 


Show thyself a Mother 
Offer Him our sighs, 
Who for us incarnate 
Did not thee despise. 


Virgin of all virgins! 
To thy shelter take us: 
Gentlest of the gentle! 
Chaste and gentle make 
us. 


Still as on we journey, 
Help our weak endea- 
vour; 

Till with thee and JEsus 
We rejoice for ever. 


Through the highest 
heaven, 

To the Almighty Three, 
FATHER, SON, and SPr- 
RIT, 

One same glory be. 
Amen. 


p 


MARY 


210 
214. Reparation for Blasphemy against Our 
Lady. 

300 Dr T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MARY, bless this house, where thy name is 
ever held in benediction. All gloryto Mary ever 


Immaculate, ever Virgin, 


blessed among women, 


the Mother of our Lorp JEsus CHnisT, Queen of 


Paradise. 


215. The Magnificat. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. 


ii. Seven Years and Seven Ouarantines, once on Saturdays. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


AGNIFICAT :*ani- 
ma mea DOMINUM. 
Et exultavit spiritus me- 
us:* in Dro salutari meo. 


Quia respexit humilita- 
tem ancillae suz: * ecce 
enim ex hoc beatam me 
dicent omnes generatio- 
nes. 


Quia fecit mihi magna 
qui potens est:* et san- 
ctum nomen ejus. 


Et misericordia ejusa pro- 
genie in progenies: * ti- 
mentibus eum. 


Fecit potentiam in bra- 
chio suo:*dispersit super- 
bos mente cordis sui. 


714 Pius X, March er, :9os. 


Y soul doth mag- 

nify: the Lorp. 
And my spirit hath re- 
joiced: in Gop my Sa- 
viour. 
For He hath regarded 
thes humility ob. his 
handmaid: for behold 
from henceforth all ge- 
nerations shall call me 
blessed. 
For He that is mighty 
hath done great things 
unto me: and holy is his 
name. 
And his mercy is from 
generation to genera- 
tion: unto them that fear 
Harm: 
Hehathshewedstrength 
with his arm: He hath 
scattered the proud in 
the imagination of their 
heart. 


215 Leo XIII, September 20, 1879; February 22, 1888. 











MARY 2I 
Deposuit potentes de se- He hath put down the 
de:*etexaltavit humiles, mighty from their seat: 
and hath exalted the 
humble. 
Esurientes implevit bo- He hath filled the hun- 
nis: * et divites dimisit gry with good things: 
inanes. ana, the: rich, Heohath 
sent empty away. 
Suscepit Israel puerum He hath upholden his 
suum:*recordatusmiseri- servant Israel: being 
cordia sue. mindful of his mercy. 
Sicut locutus est ad pa- As He spake unto our 
tres nostres: * Abraham, fathers: to Abraham 
et semini ejus in szecula. and his seed for ever. 
Gloria PATRI, ezc. Glory be to the FATHER, 
EL. 


216. Prayer of St Aloysius Gonzaga. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


HOLY Mary, my mistress, into thy blessed 

trust and special custody, and into the bosom 
of thy mercy I this day, every day, and in the hour 
of my death, commend my soul and my body: to 
thee I commit all my anxieties and miseries, my 
life and the end of my life, that by thy most holy 
intercession and by thy merits all my actions may 
be directed and disposed according to thy will and 
that of thy Son. Amen. | 


217. Prayer for England. 


i, 300 Days, T.O: 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, Iv, 
(Scednstructiens: p. 13) 


() BLESSED Virgin Mary, Mother of Gop, and 
our most gentle Oueen and Mother, look down 
in mercy upon England thy Dowry, and upon us 
all who greatly hope and trust in thee. By thee it 


216 Leo XIII, March 15, 189o. 
217 Leo XIII, Lit. Apos., April 15, 1895. 


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212 MARY 

was that JEsUs our Saviour and our hope was 
given unto the world; and He has given thee to us 
that we might hope still more. Plead for us thy 
children, whom thou. didst receive and accept at 
the foot of the Cross, O sorrowful Mother. Inter- 
cede for our separated brethren, that with us in the 
one true fold they may be united to the supreme 
Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. Pray for us all, 
dear Mother, that by faith fruitful in good works 
we may all deserve to see and praise Gop together 
with thee in our heavenly home. Amen. 


218. Prayer for Reunion. 
300 Days, once a day. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
IMMACULATE Virgin, who wast preserved 
by a singular privilege of grace from original 

sin, look with pity on our separated brethren, who 
are still thy children, and recall them to the centre 
of unity. They have, even from afar, preserved a 
most tender devotion towards thee, O Mother; do 
thou, who art so generous, reward them for it by 
obtaining for them the grace of conversion. Vic- 
torious over the infernal serpent from the first mo- 
ment of thy being, renew, now that the necessity 
is more urgent, thy triumphant progress, as of old. 
If our unhappy brethren continue in separation 
from our common Father, it is the work of the 
enemy; do thou, then, unmask his wiles, put his 
forces to rout, and let his victims see that it is im- 
possible to obtain salvation except in union with 
the successor of St Peter. Do thou, who from the 
first in the plenitude of thy gifts didst glorify Him 
who worked such great wonders in thee, glorify 
thy Son, bringing back into his one fold his strayed 
sheep, making them subject to the guidance of the 
universal Shepherd, his Vicar on earth; and may it 
be thy glory, O Virgin, as well to have rooted out 
218 Leo XIII, February 1, 1896. 


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MARY 213 
of the world all errors, as to have put an end to 
schisms, and so to have restored peace to the 
world. 


219. Aspiration. 
40 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

DOMINA mea! O Y Lady and my 

Mater mea! memento Mother, remember 
me esse tuum. Serva me, I am thine; protect and 
defende me, ut rem et defend me as thy pro- 
possessionem tuam. perty and possession. 


220. Ejaculation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Mary, Mother of Gop and Mother of mercy, pray 
for us, and for the departed. 


221. Three Invocations with Ave thrice. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


IRGO ante partum, HOU who wast a 
ora pro nobis. Ave Virgin before thy 
Maria. delivery, pray for us. 


Ave Maria. 
Virgo in partu, ora pro Thou who wast a Vir- 
nobis. Ave Maria. gin in thy delivery, pray 
for us. Ave Maria. 
Virgo post partum, ora Thou who wast a Virgin 
pro nobis. Ave Maria. after thy delivery, pray 
for us. Ave Maria. 


222. Ejaculation of St Philip Neri. 


50 Days, once a day. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Mary, Virgin Mother of Gop, pray to JEsus 
for me. 


219 Pius IX, August 5, 1851. 220 Leo XIII, Card. Vic. December 15, 1883. 
2. Leo XIII, May 20, 1893. 222 Leo XIII, March 29, 1894. 


214 MARY 
223. Chaplet of the Seven Joys of Our Lady. 


i. All who, in churches of the Franciscans, join in the 
public recitation of this chaplet, gain all the indulgences 
granted to members of the Order. 

ii. Plenary, on each of the Feasts of the Seven Joys, the 
greater Feasts of our Lady, or on any day within the 
Octaves, to all who recite the chaplet. I, rr. 

iii. Plenary, once a month, if said every Saturday. I, 11. 

iv. Plenary, Z2 articulo mortis, at the point of death, to all 
who carry the beads about and say them frequently. 1, 1 (if 
possible) or with at least contrition and resignation, and the 
invocation of the Holy Name, in the heart, if not with the lips. 

v. 300 Years, on other Feasts of our Lady. 

vi. 200 Years, on holidays of obligation. 

vii. 70 Years and 70 Quarantines, on any day. 

viii. 10 Years to all who do any good work for the glory of 
Gop and the benefit, spiritual or temporal, of their neigh- 
bour, or who say Ave seven times in honour of the Joys, if 
they carry the beads about and say them frequently. 

N.B. The beads must be blessed by the Franciscan 
Minister-General, or a priest duly authorized by him (single 
decades may be said separately during the course of the 
day.) (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


(1) The Annunciation. (2) The Visitation. (3) The 
Nativity. (4) The Adoration of the Magi. (5) The 
Finding in the Temple. (6) The Resurrection. (7) 
The Assumption. 


224. Ejaculation. 
Before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. 
300 Days. T.Q.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Our Lady of the most holy Sacrament, pray for us. 


225. Ejaculation. 
3oo Days. T.Q.* 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Mary, our hope, have pity on us. 


226. Ejaculation. 

300 Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

Mary sorrowing, Mother of all Christians, pray 
for us. 


223 Pius X. Br. September 15, July 22, 1905. 224 Pius X, January ro, 190 
225 Pius X, January 8, 1906. f 226 Pius X, June 27, 1906. 








MARY 215 


227. Ejaculation. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MorHER of love, of sorrow, and of mercy, pray 
fOr Us. 


228. Prayer to Our Lady. 


300 Days, once a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MOTHER of mercy, help of Christians, 

faithful handmaid of divine providence, trea- 
surer of all graces, remember that never was it 
known that those who devoutly had recourse to 
thee were left without consolation. Wherefore, I 
prostrate myself humbly before thee, trusting in thy 
heart of pity and in thy most generous watchful- 
ness, and beg of thee to hear my prayers. 

Obtain for me holy prudence, and graces in all 
my spiritual needs, and also that temporal prudence 
necessary for spending my days in this vale of tears. 

I commend most fervently to thy loving and 
maternal heart Holy Church, the Supreme Pontiff, 
the conversion of souls, the propagation of the 
Catholic Faith, as well as the chosen spouses of our 
Lorp who are suffering in the cruel flames of Pur- 
gatory, that they may quickly be consoled with 
eternal refreshment. Amen. 


229. Prayer to Our Lady. 


Bog Jays. T.O. 
(See Instructions, p. T») 


ARIA Mater miseri- ARY, Mother of 

cordie, Mater et mercy. Mother and 
Filia illius qui Pater est daughter of Him who is 
misericordiarum et Deus the Father of mercies 
totius consolationis,! Dis- and the Gop of all con- 
pensatrix — thesaurorum solation,! Dispenser of 
Fili tui,? Ministra De1,? the treasuresof thy Son,? 


227 Pius X, May 3o, 1998. 228 Pius X, December 19, 1906. 
229 Pius X, January 9, 1907. ~ 


216 
Mater summi Sacerdotis 
CurisTI, Sacerdos pariter 
et Altare,* Sacrarium im- 
maculatum Verbi Dzr,? 
Magistra |. Apostolorum 
omnium et Discipulorum 
Curist1;° protege Ponti- 
ficem Maximum, intercede 
pro nobis et pro sacerdo- 
tibus nostris, ut Summus 
Sacerdos CHRISTUS JESUS 
conscientias nostras puri- 
ficet, et digne ac pie ad 
sacrum convivium suum 
accedamus. 


O Virgo Immaculata, 
qua non modo dedisti 
nobis panem caelestem 
CHRISTUM in remissionem 
peccatorum,’ sed es tu 
ipsa hostia acceptissima 
Dro litata,? et gloria sa- 
cerdotum,? quaeque teste 
beatissimo famulo tuo S. 
Antonino, quamvis sacra- 
mentum ordinis non ac- 
ceperis, quidquid tamen 
dignitatis et gratie in 
ipso confertur, de hoc 
plena fuisti; unde merito 
Virgo Sacerdos!? preedi- 
caris; respice super nos et 
super sacerdotes Filii tui, 
purifica nos, salva nos, 
sanctifica nos, ut ineffabi- 
les sacramentorum the- 


MARY 


Handmaiden of Gop,? 
Mother of the supreme 
High-Priest, CHRIST, at 
once Priest and Altar,* 
immaculate Treasure- 
house of the Word of 
Gop,? Mistress of all the 
Apostles and Disciples 
of CHRIST; protect the 
Supreme Pontiff, inter- 
cede for us and for our 
priests, that the High 
Priest JEsus CHRIsT may 
purify our consciences, 
so that we may worthily 
and piously approach 
his holy banquet. 

O Immaculate Virgin, 
who not only gavest us 
CuRIST, to be our bread 
from Heaven, for the 
remission of sins,’ but 
art thyself a most accep- 
table victim offered to 
Gop,’ and the glory of 
the priesthood,? who ac- 
cording tothe testimony 
of thy most blessed 
servant St Antoninus, 
although thou didst not 
receive the Sacrament 
of Order, art filled with 
whatever of dignity and 
grace is conferred by 
it; wherefore deserv- 
edly art thou proclaimed 
Margine «Priest; ^: look 
down upon us and on 


MARY 


sauros sancte suscipia- 
mus, et aeternam anima- 
rum nostrarum salutem 
consequi mereamur. 
Amen. 


Mater misericordie, ora 
pro nobis. 

Mater aeterni Sacerdotis 
CHRISTI JESU, ora pro no- 
bis. 

Regina cleri, ora pro no- 


217 
the priests of thy Son; 
purify, sanctify, saveus, 
thatreceiving the ineffa- 
ble gifts of the sacra- 
ments, we may deserve 
to obtain the eternal 
salvation of our souls. 
Amen. 

Mother of mercy, pray 
for us. 

Mother of the eternal 
Priest, CHRIST JESUS, 
pray for us. 

Queen of the clergy, 








bis. pray for us. 
Maria Virgo Sacerdos, Mary, Virgin Priest, 
ora pro nobis. pray for us. 


! Richard of St Laurence. ? St Bernard. ? Bernard de Busto. 
3 St Epiphanius. * Blosius. 5 St Thomas of Villanova. ? St 
Epiphanius. § St Andrew of Crete. ? St Ephrem. " Br. of 
Pius IX, August 25, 1873. 


B. MARY SORROWING 
230. The Rosary of the Seven Dolours. 


This Chaplet consists of seven divisions, in memory of 
our Lady's seven sorrows, on which we are to meditate, if 
we can, saying the Pater nosler once and the Ave Maria 
seven times at each division, then ending with Ave thrice in 
honour of our Lady's tears. 

To gain azy of the following Indulgences beads must be 
used, though in the case of several persons saying the rosary 
together it is sufficient if the person leading the devotion uses 
them. They must have been blessed by a Servite Father 
or another with special faculties. To gain viii and ix the 
beads must have been blessed by a Servite Father. 

For the benefit of those who for any reason are prevented 
from meditating on the mysteries of the Seven Dolours while 
they recite the Chaplet, i, ii, iii, vi, vii and viii can be 
gained by merely reciting the Paters and Aves. To gain 
iv, v and ix each mystery must be named and meditated on. 


230 Benedict XIIT, Br. September 26, 1724; Clement XII, Br. December 12, 
1734; Pius IX, July 18, 1877; Leo XI1I, May 15,1886; June 8, 1898. 


218 MARY SORROWING 
i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines for the entire. 
Chaplet. T.Q. 

ii. 100 Days for each Pater and Ave, if the entire Chaplet 
is said. 

iii. 200 Days for each Pater and Ave to every one who, 
having confessed, or at least made a firm resolution to con- 
fess, says this Chaplet in a Servite church, or says it any- 
where on Fridays, or during Lent, or on the feast and during 
the octave of the Seven Dolours. 

iv. 200 Years to those who shall say it after examination of 
conscience and confession, and pray according to the inten- 
tion of the Pope. 

v. Plenary to all who say it four times a week, on any one 
day in the year when they say this Chaplet after Confession 
and Communion. 

vi. Plenary once a month. I, II, IV. 

vii. Ten Years to those who keep one of these Chaplets 
about them and are in the habit of saying it frequently, 
every time that after Confession and Communion they shall 
hear Mass, be present at a sermon, accompany the Blessed 
Sacrament to the sick, make peace between enemies, bring 
a sinner to repentance, recite devoutly Pater and Ave seven 
times or do any spiritual or temporal work of mercy in hon- 
our of our LorD, the Blessed Virgin, or their patron saint. 
viii. 100 Years to all who say this Chaplet, having confessed 
or at least made a firm resolution to confess. 

ix. 150 Years every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 
feast of obligation for reciting this Chaplet after Confession 
to those who habitually carry it about with them. 

(See Instructions, p. I.) 


Way oF SAYING THE CHAPLET. 
AG? of Contrition. 

My Lorp, Thou who alone art most worthy of 

my love, behold me standing before thy Divine 
Presence utterly overwhelmed by the thought of 
the many grievous injuries I have done Thee. I ask 
thy pardon for them with my whole heart, repent- 
ing of them purely for love of Thee, and at the 
thought of thy great goodness hating and loathing 
them above every evil of this life. As I would rather 
have diedathousand times than have offended Thee, 
sonow Iam most firmly resolved to die a thousand 
deaths rather than offend Thee again. My crucified 
Jesus, I firmly purpose to cleanse my soul as soon 





MARY SORROWING 219 
as possible by thy most Precious Blood in the 
Sacrament of Penance. And thou, most tender Vir- 
gin, Mother of mercy and Refuge of sinners, do 
thou obtain for me by virtue of thy bitter pains, 
the pardon of sin which I desire; whilst, praying 
according to the mind of so many holy Pontiffs in 
order to obtain the Indulgences granted to this 
thy holy Rosary, I hope thereby to obtain remis- 
sion of all pains due to my sins. 

With this confidence in my heart, I meditate on 
the Zzrs Sorrow, when Mary, Virgin Mother of 
my Gob, presented JEsus her only Son in the Tem- 
ple, laid Him in the arms of holy and aged Simeon, 
and heard his prophetic word, ‘‘ Zhe sword of grief 
shall pierce thy soul," foretelling thereby the Pas- 
sion and Death of her Son Jesus. PATER once, Ave 
seven times. 

The Second Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was 
when she was obliged to fly into Egypt by reason 
of the persecution of cruel Herod, who impiously 
sought to slay her well beloved Son. PATER ozce,- 
Ave seven times. 

The Zhird Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was 
when, after having gone up to Jerusalem at the 
Paschal Feast with Joseph her spouse and Jesus 
her beloved Son, she lost Him on the way back to 
her poor house, and for three days bewailed the 
loss of her only Love. PATER once, Ave seven times. 

The Fourth Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was 
when she met her dear Son JEsus carrying to Mount 
Calvary on his tender shoulders the heavy Cross 
whereon He was to be crucified for our salvation. 
PATER once, Ave seven times. 

The /7fth Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was 
when she saw her Son JEsus raised upon the hard 
tree of the Cross, and blood flowing from every 
part of his sacred Body, and then beheld Him die 
after three hours’ agony. PATERozce, Ave seven times. 


220 MARY SORROWING 

The Szxth Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was 
when she saw the lance pierce the sacred Side of 
Jesus, her beloved Son, the nails withdrawn, and 
his holy Body laid in her purest bosom. PATER 
once, Ave seven times. 

The Seventh and last Sorrow of the Blessed Vir- 
gin, Queen and Advocate of us, her servants, 
miserable sinners, was when she saw the holy 
Body of her Son buried in the grave. PATER once, 
Ave seven times. 

Then say Ave thrice in veneration of the fears 
which Mary shed in hersorrows, to obtain thereby true 
sorrow for sins and the holy Indulgences attached to 
this pious exercise. 

V. Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful. 
ly. That we may be made worthy of the promises 
of CHRIsT. 
Let us pray. 
RANT,webeseech Thee, O Lorp Jesus CunisrT, 
that the most blessed Virgin Mary, thy Mother, 
may intercede for us before the throne of thy mercy, 
now and at the hour of our death, whose most holy 
soul was transfixed with the sword of sorrow in the 
hour of thine own Passion. Through Thee, JEsus 
CHRIST, SAVIOUR of the world, who livest and 
reignest, eZc. Amen. 


231. One Hour's Prayer. 

Plenary, once in the year, to all the faithful, who, after 
Confession and Communion, on any one day should make 
one hour's prayer in honour of the sorrows of most holy 
Mary, meditating on them, or reciting prayers adapted to 
this devotion. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


232. Devotions in honour of the Sorrowful 


Heart of Mary. 
300 Days. T.9. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
231 Clement XII, February 4, 1736. 22 Pius VII, Res. January 14, 1815. 





MARY SORROWING 221 

Y. O Gop, come to my assistance. 
E. O Lonp, make haste to help me. 
Glory be to the FATHER, ezc. 

COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in 

the affliction of thy tender heart at the prophecy 
of the holy old man Simeon. Dear Mother, by thy 
heart then so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of 
. humility and the gift of holy fear of Gop. Ave Maria. 
I COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in 

the anxiety which thy sensitive heart underwent 
in the flight and sojourn in Egypt. Dear Mother, 
by thy heart then made so anxious, obtain for me 
the virtue of liberality, especially towards the poor, 
and the gift of pity. Ave Maria. 
I COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in 

the trouble of thy anxious heart, when thou 
didst lose thy dear Son Jesus. Dear Mother, by 
thy heart then so troubled, obtain for me the vir- 
tue of holy chastity and the gift of knowledge. Ave 
Maria. 

COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in 

the shock thy maternal heart underwent when 
Jesus met thee carrying his Cross. Dear Mother, 
by thy loving heart then so overwhelmed, obtain 
for me the virtue of patience and the gift of forti- 
tude. Ave Maria. 
I COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in 

the martyrdom thy generous heart bore so nobly 
whilst thou didst stand by Jesus in his agony. 
Dear Mother, by thy heart then so martyred, obtain 
for me the virtue of temperance and the eu of 
counsel. Ave Maria. 
I COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing MO in 

the wound of thy tender heart when the sacred 
Side of JEsus was pierced with the lance. Dear 
Mother, by thy heart then so transfixed, obtain for 
me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of 
understanding. Ave Maria. 


222 MARY SORROWING 
COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in 
the pang felt by thy loving heart when the Body 

of JEsus was buried in the grave. Dear Mother, by 

all the bitterness of desolation thou didst then ex- 

perience, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and 

the gift of wisdom. Ave Maria. 

Y. Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful. 

ky. That we may be made worthy of the promises 

of CHRIST. 

Let us pray. 

Grant, we beseech Thee, efc. (See 5. 220.) 


233. Devotions for Holy Week and Fridays. 
i. Plenary, to all who from three o'clock on Good Friday 

until mid-day on Holy Saturday, either in public or private, 
spend one hour, or at least half an hour, in honour of our 
Lady sorrowing, in meditation or vocal prayer having re- 
ference to her sorrows, the Indulgence to be gained when 
the Paschal precept is fulfilled. 1, 11. 

ii. 300 Days, in any other week, between three o'clock on 
Friday and Sunday morning. 

iii. Plenary, once a month, to all who practise this devotion 
weekly. 1, II. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


234. Ave Maria, etc., seven times. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


After each Ave, say: 


ANCTA Mater, istud OLY Mother, pierce 

agas, me through; 
Crucifixi fige plagas In my heart each wound 
Cordi meo valide. renew 


Of my SAVIOUR crucified. 


235. Devotions during the Carnival. 

i. 300 Days, each time, to those who shall assist at any 
devout exercise in honour of the Sorrows of most holy Mary, 
in order to make reparation for the sins committed during 


233 Pius VII, Mem. February 25, March 2r, 1815, June 18, 1822. 
234Pius VII, Br. December 1, 1815; Pius IX, June 18, 1876 
235 Pius VII, June 18, 1822, 








MARY. SORROWING 223 


the Carnival, on the last ten days of the Carnival, in any 
church, or private or public chapel. 
ii. Plenary, to those who shall assist at this pious exercise 
for at least five out of the ten days. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


236. Stations of Our Lady's Dolours. 

The Stations must be erected and blessed by the Prior- 
General of the Servites, his Vicars or other ecclesiastics 
duly authorized by him, in a church or public chapel. 

To all who in public orin private, passing from one to the 
other, meditate on the Dolours, or recite prayers in honour 
of them: 

i. Seven Years and Seven Ouarantines, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, aftermaking the Stations onseven days. I, II, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


237. The Month of September. 
To those who daily practise some special devotion to our 
Lady Sorrowing: 
i. 300 Days, each day. 
ii. Plenary, during the month or succeeding eight days. I, 
ID TV 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


238. Hymn, Stabat Mater. 
100 Days, T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 
TABAT Mater Dolo- T thecross her sta- 
rosa tion keeping, 
Juxta crucem lacrymosa Stood the mournful 
Dum pendebat Filius. Mother weeping, 
Cujusanimam gementem, Close toJEsustothelast: 
Contristatametdolentem, Through her heart, his 
Pertransivit gladius. sorrow sharing, 
All his bitter anguish 
bearing, 
Nowat length thesword 
had passed. 


236Gregory XIV, Br. July 13, 1837; Leo XIII, Br. May 8, 1884, July 23, 1898. 
257 Pius IX, Br. April 3, 1857, November 26, 1876; Leo XIII, Jan. 27, 1888. 
238 Pius IX, June 18, 1876. 


224 
O quam tristis et afflicta 
Fuit illa benedicta 
Mater Unigeniti! 

Quae moerebat, et dolebat, 
Pia Mater dum videbat 
Nati pcenas incliti. 


Quis est homo qui non 
fleret 

Matrem CHRISTI si vide- 
Let 

In tanto supplicio? 

Quis non posset contri- 
stari 

CHniIsTI Matrem contem- 
plari 

Dolentem cum Filio. 


Pro peccatis suze gentis 
Vidit JESUM in tormentis, 
Et flagellis subditum. 
Viditsuum dulcem Natum 
Moriendo desolatum, 
Dum emisit spiritum. 


MARY SORROWING 


Oh, how sad and sore 
distressed 

Wasthat Mother, highly 
blest, 

Of the sole begotten 
One! 

CHRIST abovein torment 
hangs; 

She beneath beholds the 
pangs 

Of her dying glorious 
Son. 


Is there one who would 
not weep, 

'"Whelmed in miseries so 
deep, 

CunisT's dear Mother to 
behold? 

Can the human heart 
refrain 

From partaking in her 
pain 

In that Mother's pain 
untold? 


Bruised,derided,cursed, 
defiled, 

She beheld her tender 
Child, 

Allwith bloody scourges 
fen, 

For the sins of his own 
nation, 

Saw Him hang in deso- 
lation 

Till his spirit forth He 
sent. 








MARY SORROWING 


Eja Mater, fons amoris, 
Me sentire vim doloris 
Fac, ut tecum lugeam. 


Fac, ut ardeat cor meum 


In amando CHRISTUM 
DEUM 
Ut sibi complaceam. 


Sancta Mater,istud agas, 


Crucifixi fige plagas 
Cordi meo valide. 
Tui Nati vulnerati, 


225 
O thou Mother! fount of 
love! 

Touch my spirit from 
above, 

Make my heart with 
thine accord; 

Make me feel as thou 
hast felt; 

Make my soul to glow 
and melt 

With the love of CHRIST 
my Lorp. 


Holy Mother, pierce me 
through; 

In my heart each wound 
renew 


Tam dignati pro me pati, Of my SAviourR crucified; 


Paenas mecum divide. 


Fac me tecum pie flere, 
Crucifixo condolere, 
Donec ego vixero, 


juxta crucem tecum stare 


Et me tibi sociare 
In planctu desidero 


VirgoVirginum preclara, 


Mihi jam non sis amara, 


Let me share with thee 
his pain, 

Who for all my sins was 
slain, 

Who for me in torment 
died. 


Let me mingle tears 
with thee, 
Mourning Him who 


mourned for me, 

All the days that I may 
live: 

By the cross with thee 
to stay; 

There with thee to weep 
and pray 

Isall Iaskoftheetogive. 


Virginof allvirginsbest, 
Listen to my fond re- 
quest: 


Q 


226 
Fac me tecum plangere. 

Fac, ut portem CHRISTI 
mortem, 

Passionis fac consortem, 
Et plagas recolere. 


Fac me plagis vulnerari, 
Fac me cruce inebriari, 
Et cruore Filii. 

Flammis ne urar succen- 
sus, 

Per te, Virgo, sim defen- 
sus 

In die judicii. 


CHRISTE, cum sit hinc 
exire, 

Da per Matrem me venire 
Ad palmam victorie. 
Quando corpus morietur, 
Fac ut anime donetur 


Paradisi gloria. Amen. 


239. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 


MARY SORROWING 


Let me share thy grief 
divine; 
let ome. fo, ms latest 
breath 
In my body... beam, tie 
death 
Of that dying Son of 


thine. 


Wounded with his every 
wound, 

Steep my soul till it hath 
swooned 

In his very Blood away; 
Betome, O Virgin, nigh, 
Lest in flames I burn 
and die 

In his awful judgment 
day. 


CHRIST, when Thou 
shalt call me hence, 

Be thy Mother my de- 
fence, 

Be thy Cross my victory: 
While my body here 
decays, 

May my soul thy good- 
ness praise 

Safe in Paradise with 
Thee. Amen. 


(See Instructions, p. r.) 
ARY, most holy Virgin and Queen of Mar- 
tyrs, would that I could be transported to 
Heaven, there to contemplate the honours be- 
stowed on thee by the Blessed Trinity and by all 
233 Leo XIII, March 26, 1887. 








MARY SORROWING 227 
the heavenly court. But since I am still a pilgrim 
in this valley of tears, accept from me, thy un- 
worthy and sinful servant, the most sincere 
homage and the most complete act of submission 
which a human being is capable of making to 
thee. In thy adorable heart, transfixed with so 
many swords of grief, I lay, once for all, my poor 
soul; receive me as the companion of thy sorrows, 
and do not allow me ever to be separated from that 
Cross on which thy only Son breathed forth his 
blessed Soul for me. With thee, O Mary, will I 
suffer all the trials, contradictions and infirmities 
with which it may please thy Divine Son to visit 
me in this life. I offer all to thee in memory of 
those sorrows which thou didst endure in thy life 
on earth; so that every thought of my mind, every 
beating of my heart, may henceforth be an act of 
compassion for thy sorrows and an act of rejoicing 
in the glories which thou dost now enjoy in Hea- 
ven. Therefore, dear Mother, while I now com- 
passionate thee and rejoice to see thee thus 
glorified, do thou have compassion on me, and 
reconcile me with thy Son Jesus, so that I may be 
able to return and be thy true and faithful son. 
Come on my last day to assist me in my agony, as 
thou didst once assist at that of thy Divine Son, 
so that from this cruel exile I may come to share 
. in thy glory in Heaven. Amen. 


240. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MOST holy Virgin and Mother, whose soul a 

sword of grief went through in the Passion of 

thy Divine Son, and who in his glorious Resurrec- 

tion wast filled with unending joy at his triumph; 

intercede for us thy suppliants, that we may be- 

come so truly partakers in the adversities of the 
240 Pius X, February 3, 1906. 


Q2 


228 MARY IMMACULATE 

Church and the trials of the Supreme Pontiff, that 
we may deserve to share in the consolations they 
desire, in the charity and peace of the same CHRIST 
our Lorp. Amen. | 


C. MARY IMMACULATE 

241. Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception. 

i. 300 Days. T.Q. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

IN the name of the FATHER and of the Son and of 
the Hoty Guost. Amen. 
First Set of Beads. 

Blessed be the Holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the most Blessed Virgin Mary. PATER once, 
Ave four times and Gloria once. 
second Set. Blessed, efc:, as before. “PATER, ec, 
as before. 

Third Set. Blessed, e£c., as before. PATER, e£c., as 
before. 


242. Seven Sundays in Honour of the Immacu- 
late Conception. 
i. Seven Years, on each of any seven consecutive Sun- 
days. (Once a year.) 
ii. Plenary, on the seventh Sunday. I, II, I, 1v. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Some special Prayer must be said. 


243. The Little Office of the Immaculate Con- 


ception. 
The Latin and English Text may be obtained in sepa- 
rate form from Messrs Burns and Oates, price 1d. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


244. Antiphon, Versicle and Prayer. 
100: Days, T.0. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
241 Pius IX, Br. June 22, 1855. 


242 Pius IX, Prop. September 21, 1865; Leo XIII, July 23, 1898. 
243 Pius IX, Br. March 31, 1876. 244 Pius IX, Br. March 31, 1876. 








MARY IMMACULATE 


Ant. Hec est virga in qua 
nec nodus originalis, nec 
cortex actualis culpae fuit. 


Y. In Conceptione tua, 
Virgo, immaculata fuisti. 


Ry. Orapronobis PATREM, 
cujus FILIUM peperisti. 


Oremus. 

EUS qui per Im- 

maculatam Virginis 
Conceptionem dignum 
Finio tuo habitaculum 
preparasti: quasumus, 
ut qui ex morte ejusdem 
FILu tui preevisa eam ab 
omni labe preservasti, 
nos quoque mundos ejus 
intercessione ad te per- 
venie «.concedas.<. Petr 
eumdem CnuRisrTUM Do- 
MINUM nostrum. 
Ry. Amen. 


245. Ejaculation. 
100 Days. T.Q. 
N Conceptione tua, 
Virgo Maria, immacu- 
lata fuisti; ora pro nobis 
PATREM, cujus FILIUM 
JESUM de SPIRITU SANCTO 
conceptum peperisti. 


229 
Ant. This is the rod in 
which was neither knot 
of original sin nor rind 
of actual guilt. 

V. In thy Conception, O 
Virgin, thou wast im- 
maculate. 

ivy. Pray tor us to the 
FATHER, whose SON 
thou didst bring forth. 


Let us pray. 
GOD, who, by the 
Immaculate Con- 


ception of the Virgin, 
didst prepare a worthy 
habitation for thy Son: 
we beseech Thee that, 
as in view of the death 
of that Son Thou didst 
preserve her from all 
stain of sin, so Thou 
wouldst enable us, be- 
ing made pure by her 
intercession, to come 
unto Thee. Through the 
same CHRIST our LORD. 
Hy. Amen. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


N thy Conception, O 
Virgin Mary, thou 
wast immaculate; pray 


for us to the FATHER, 
Whose, SON, JESUS 
CHRIST conceived ot 


the Hoty GuosT thou 
didst bring forth. 


245 Pius VI, November 21, 1793. 


230 MARY IMMACULATE 
246. Ejaculation. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
O thee, O Virgin Mother, who wast never de- 
filed with the slightest stain of original or 
actual sin, I commend and entrust the purity of my 
heart. 


247. Ejaculation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


MARY, who didst enter the world free from 
stain, do thou obtain for me from Gop, that I 
may pass out of it free from sin. 


248. Ejaculation. 
300 Days. T.9. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
BLESSED be the holy and Immaculate Conception of 
the most blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Gop. 


249. Invocation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who 
have recourse to thee. 


250. Invocation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ANCTA Virgo Maria N OST holy and Im- 
Immaculata, Mater maculate Virgin 
De, Mater nostra, tu pro Mary, Mother of Gop 
nobis loquere ad Cor and our Mother, speak 
Jesu, qui tuus Filius est on our behalf to the 
et frater noster. Heart of JEsus, who is 
thy Sonand our Brother. 

246 Pius IX, Prop. November 26, 1854. 247 Pius IX, Bfs. March 27, 1863. 


243 Leo XIII, Br. September 10, 1878. 749 Leo XIII, March 15, 1884. 
250 Leo XIII, December 20, 1890 





MARY IMMACULATE 231 


251. Devotion to the Crown of Living Stars. 
100 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


A contribution must be made during the year to the Insti- 
tute of St Zita in Lucca for the rescue of Chinese and African 
children. 

O Mary Immaculate! come to our aid, and help 
the little infidel children. Ave Maria. 


252. Prayer to Our Lady Immaculate. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

OST holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the 

Lorp and became his Mother, immaculate in 
body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly on 
the wretched who implore thy powerful patronage. 
The wicked serpent, against whom was hurled the 
first curse, continues fiercely to attack and ensnare 
the unhappy children of Eve. Do thou, then, O 
Blessed Mother, our Queen and advocate, who 
from the first instant of thy Conception didst 
crush the head of the enemy, receive the prayers 
which, united with thee in one single heart, we im- 
plore thee to present at the throne of Gop, that we 
may never fall into the snares which are laid out 
for us, and may all arrive at the port of salvation; 
and, in so many dangers, may the Church and 
Christian society sing once again the hymn of 
deliverance, of victory, and of peace. Amen. 


253. First Saturdays in Honour of the Imma- 
culate Conception. 
Plenary on each Saturday (or Sunday). 1, i1, 1v. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Some time of the day must be devoted to prayer, vocal or 
mental, in honour of Mary Immaculate, and the practice 
must be kept up for twelve consecutive first Saturdays (or 
Sundays); otherwise the indulgences will not be gained. 


251 Pius X, September 9, 1904. 25? Pius X, January 11, 1905. 
253 Pius X, July 1, 1905. 


212 MARY IMMACULATE 


254. Consecration to Our Lady by Blessed 
Louis Mary Grignon de Montfort. 
Plenary if said on the Immaculate Conception and April 28. 
5 tty, ; 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
ETERNAL and incarnate Wisdom, O most 
sweet and adorable JEsus, true Gop and true 
Man, only Sow of the Eternal FATHER and of Mary 
ever Virgin, I adore Thee profoundly, in the bosom 
and in the splendour of thy FATHER through eter- 
nity, and in the virginal womb of Mary thy most 
perfect Mother during the time of thy Incarnation. 

I return Thee thanks for that Thou didst anni- 
hilate thyself, taking upon Thee the form of a 
servant, to rescue me from the cruel slavery of the 
devil. I praise and glorify Thee, for that Thou 
didst willingly become subject to Mary thy holy 
Mother in all things, in order to make me through 
her thy faithful slave. But, alas! ungrateful and 
faithless that I am in not keeping the promises I 
solemnly made to Thee in my Baptism, I have not 
fulfilled any of my obligations. I do not deserve to 
be called thy child or thy slave, and since there is 
nothing in me which does not merit thy reproba- 
tion and thy wrath, I dare no longer approach alone 
thy holy and august Majesty. Therefore it is that 
I have recourse to the intercession of thy most holy 
Mother, whom Thou hast given me to be my inter- 
cessor with Thee, and it is by this means that I 
hope to obtain from Thee the grace of contrition, 
the pardon of my sins, and the gift of abiding 
wisdom. 

I salute thee, then, O Mary Immaculate, living 
tabernacle of the Divinity, where the eternal Wis- 
dom lies hidden to be adored by angels and men. 
I salute thee, O Queen of heaven and of earth, be- 
neath whose sway are subject all things that are 


254 Leo XIII, February 25, 1896; Pius X, January 22, 1908. 








MARY IMMACULATE 243 
lower than Gop. I salute thee, O secure refuge of 
sinners, whose mercy fails no one; graciously 
respond to the desires which I have for divine wis- 
. dom, and receive the vows and offerings which my 
nothingness makes to thee to obtain it. 

DN , a faithless sinner, renew and ratify 
this day at thy hands my baptismal vows. I re- 
nounce for ever Satan, his works and pomps, and 
I give myself wholly to Jesus CuristT, the incarnate 
Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days 
of my life, and, in order that I may be more faith- 
ful to Him than I have hitherto been, I choose thee 
this day, O Mary, in the presence of the heavenly 
court, for my Mother and Mistress. 

I deliver and consecrate to thee, as a bondslave, 
my body and my soul, my possessions interior and 
exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, 
past, present and to come, leaving thee the entire 
and full right to dispose of me and of all that be- 
longs to me without exception, according to thy 
good pleasure, to the greater glory of Gon, for time 
and eternity. 

Receive, O loving Virgin, this offering of bon- 
dage which I make to thee, in honour of and in 
union with the subjection which the eternal Wisdom 
gave to thy Maternity, as an act of homage before 
the power which thou and thy Son have over me, 
a worm and miserable sinner, in thanksgiving for 
the privileges which the Holy Trinity has bestowed 
on thee. I protest that I desire henceforth, as thy 
veritable slave, to seek thy honour and obey thee 
in all things. O Mother most admirable, present me 
to thy dear Son as his eternal slave, so that, having 
redeemed me through thee, He may receive me 
from thee. O Mother of mercy, obtain for me from 
Gop the gift of true wisdom, and also, to that end, 
the grace to place myself among the number of 
those who love thee, and whom thou dost cherish 





234 THE HEART OF MARY 

and protect as thy children and slaves. O faithful 
Virgin, make me a perfect disciple in all things, 
imitator and slave of the eternal Wisdom JEsus 
CurisT, thy Son, so that by thy intercession I may , 
come to the plenitude of his years on earth and of 
his glory in heaven. Amen. 


255. The Miraculous Medal and Ejaculation. 
100 Days. T.Q. (Sec Instructions, p. 1.) 

This indulgence may be gained by those only who wear 
the miraculous medal blessed by a duly authorized priest. 


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who 
have recourse to thee. 


256. Prayer of St Alphonsus for Purity. 
300 Days, twice a day, morning and evening. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

Ave Maria thrice, and after each: 

ER tuam Immaculatam Y thy Immaculate 

Conceptionem, O Maria, Conception, O Ma- 
redde purum corpus meum ry, make my body pure, 
et sanctam animam meam. and my soul holy. 


D. THE SACRED HEART OF MARY 

25/7. Prayer and Act of Praise. 
i. 60 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, to those who say it every day for a year, on 
each of the following three feasts of our Lady, viz., the Na- 
tivity, Assumption, and her Sacred Heart, provided they 
visit a church or altar dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and 
pray for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. I, II, III, Iv. 

iii. Plenary, zz articulo mortis, at the point of death, to all 
who in life have said this prayer every day. I, 11 (or at least 
with contrition). 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
The Prayer. 


EART of Mary, Mother of Gop and our 
Mother, Heart most amiable, on which the 
adorable Trinity ever gazes with complacency, 
worthy of all the veneration and tenderness of 
angels and of men; Heart most like the Heart of 


255. Pius X, Br. June 6, 190 256 Pius X, Br. December 5, 1904. 
257 Pius VII, August 18, "n February 1, 1816. 





THE HEART OF MARY 235 

JEsus, whose most perfect image thou art; Heart 

full of goodness, ever compassionate towards our 

miseries; vouchsafe to thaw our icy hearts, that 
they may be wholly changed to the likeness of the 

Heart of Jesus. Infuse into them the love of thy 

virtues, inflame them with that blessed fire with 

which thou dost ever burn. In thee let the Holy 

Church find safe shelter; protect it and be its sweet 

asylum, its tower of strength, impregnable against 

every inroad of its enemies. Be thou the road lead- 
ing to JEsus; be thou the channel whereby we 
receive all graces needful for our salvation. Be thou 
our help in need, ourcomfort introuble, ourstrength 
in temptation, our refuge in persecution, our aid in 
all dangers; but especially in the last struggle of 
our life, at the moment of our death, when all hell 
shall be unchained against us to snatch away our 
souls: in that dread moment, that hour so terrible, 
whereon our eternity depends, ah, then, most tender 

Virgin, make us feel how great is the tenderness of 

thy maternal Heart, and how mighty thy power with 

the Heart of JEsus, opening to us a safe refuge in 
the very fount of mercy itself, that so we too may 
join with thee in Paradise in blessing that same 

Heart of Jesus for ever and for ever. Amen. 

Acl of Praise to the SS. Hearts of Jesus and Mary. 
AY the Divine Heart of JEsus and the Im- 
maculate Heart of Mary be known, praised, 

blessed, loved, worshipped and glorified always 

and in all places! Amen. 


258. Chaplet of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
V. O Gop, come to our assistance. 
ly. O Lonp, make haste to help us. 
y. Glory be to the FATHER, etc. 
258 Pius IX, December 11, 1854. 


236 THE HEART OF MARY 


I 

MMACULATE Virgin, who, conceived without 

sin, didst direct every movement of thy pure 
heart to Gop, ever the object of thy love, and who 
wast ever most submissive to his will, obtain for me 
the grace tohatesin with my wholeheart, and tolearn 
of thee to live in perfect resignation to the will of 
Gop. PATER once, Ave seven times. 

Heart of Mary, pierced with grief, set my heart 
on fire with the love of Gop. 


I 
Mary, I wonder at thy deep humility when thy 
blessed heart was troubled at the gracious message 
brought thee by Gabriel the Archangel—how that 
thou wast chosen to be Mother of the Son of Gop 
Most High—and didst still proclaim thyself his 
humble handmaid; in great confusion at my pride, 
I ask thee for the grace of a contrite and humble 
heart, that, knowing my own misery, I may obtain 
that crown of glory promised to those who are 
truly humble of heart. PATER once, Ave seven times; 
Heart of Mary, edc. 
II 
Sweetest Heart or Mary, precious treasury, 
wherein the Blessed Virgin kept the words of JEsus 
whilst she thought on the high mysteries which she 
had heard from the lips of her Son, and whereby 
she learned to live for Gop alone; how does the 
coldnessof my heartconfound me! Dearest Mother, 
obtain for me grace so to meditate within my heart 
upon the holy law of Gop,that I may strive to fol- 
low thee in the fervent practice of every Christian 
virtue. PATER once, Ave seven times, Heart of Mary, 
elc. 
IV 
Glorious Queen of Martyrs, whose sacred heart 
was cruelly transfixed in the bitter Passion of thy 








THE HEART.OF MARY 237 
Son by the sword foretold by the holy old man, 
Simeon, obtain for my heart true courage and a 
holy patience to bear well the troubles and adver- 
sities of this miserable life, and, by crucifying my 
flesh with its desires in following the mortification 
of the Cross, to show myself truly thy son. PATER 
once, Ave seven times; Heart of Mary, etc. 


V 

O Mary, Mystic Rose, whose loving heart, burn- 
ing with the living fire of charity, accepted us for 
thy children at the foot of the Cross, whereby thou 
didst become our most tender Mother; make me feel 
the sweetness of thy maternal heart, and thy power 
with JEsus in all the perils of this mortal life, and 
especially in the terrible hour of death, that so 
my heart, united with thine own, may love JESUS 
now and throughout all ages. Amen. PATER once, 
Ave seven times; Heart of Mary, e£c. 

Let us entreat the Most Sacred Heart of JEsus 
to inflame us with his holy love. 

DIVINE Heart of Jesus, I consecrate myself to 
Thee, full of deep gratitude for the many bless- 

ings I have received, and daily receive, from thy 
infinite charity. I thank Thee with my whole heart 
for having also vouchsafed to give me thine own 
Mother to be my Mother, consigning me to her in 
the person of the beloved Disciple. Grant unto me 
that my heart may ever burn with this love of Thee, 
and so may find in Thee its peace, its refuge and 
its happiness. 


259. Ejaculation. 


i g00 Days. TO. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


SwEET Heart of Mary, be my salvation. 


259 Pius IX, September 3o, 1852. 


E. OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY 
260. The Rosary blessed by Canons Regular 
of St Augustine of the Order of the Holy 


Cross. 

One Pater noster or one Ave Maria said on a rosary 
blessed by the Master General or one of the Canons dele- 
gated by him, or by one having this special privilege. See 
N.B. opposite. 

500 Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


261. The Rosary of St Dominic. 


This Devotion, called also the Psalter of Mary, consists 
of the continuous recitation of the Ave Maria, said 150 
times (as many times as there are Psalms), divided into fif- 
teen decades, each beginning with a Pa/er noster, while at 
the same time the principal mysteries of the life, death and 
resurrection of our LORD are meditated on. 

To gain the following indulgences beads must be used, 
though in the case of several persons saying the Rosary 
together it 1s sufficient if the person leading the Devotion 
uses them. They must, except in the case of i, have been 
blessed by a Dominican Father or other priest duly author- 
ized. 

Persons incapable of meditating may gain the indulgences 
by merely saying the Rosary devoutly. Such persons should 
however endeavour, in some measure, to acquire the power 
of meditating. 

i. Five Years and five Quarantines, for a third part, five 
decades, of the Rosary (blessed beads not necessary). T.Q. 

ii. 100 Days, to all who say the fifteen, or at least five 
decades for every Pa/er and Ave. 

iii. Plenary, to all who say five decades every day for a 
year, on any one day in the year. I, II, IV. 

iv. Ten Years and ten Quarantines, once a day, to all who 
say five decades in company with others, either in public or 
in private. 

v. Plenary, on the last Sunday of every month, to all who 
are in the habit of saying with others, at least three times 
a week, five decades. 1, I, III, 1v. 

vi. 100 Years and 100 Quarantines, once a day, to all 
associates of the confraternity who devoutly carry a rosary 
about with them. 

260 Leo X, Br. August 20, 1516; ; ; 713; SPI 
IX, Prop. Januarv 2 1848; Pe KHL Mech ye DUE 

61 Sixtus IV, Bl. May 12, 1479; Benedict XIII, April 13, August 13, 
1726, May 26, 1727; Pius IX, May 12, 1851, January 22, 1858; Pius X, July 
31, 1906; June 12, 1907. 





THE ROSARY 239 
vii. Plenary, to all associates who say the Fifteen Mysteries 
in the course of the natural day, for the triumph of the 
Church: 5 T5 ITIH. 

N.B.—The indulgences attached to beads blessed by the 
Canons Regular of the Holy Cross (see No. 193) can be 
gained simultaneously with the Dominican indulgences, i.e., 
while reciting the Rosary, provided the beads are blessed 
with the two blessings. (Pius X, June 12, 1907.) 

Note. —Indulgences vi and vii, with many others not re- 
corded in the Raccolta, can be gained only by members of 
the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary. To enjoy the privi- 
leges of this confraternity it is only requisite that a person’s 
name be entered on the Dominican Register, and that the 
beads should be blessed as above. 


The Joyful Mysteries. — 

N the First Joyful Mystery we meditate on the 

Annunciation made by the angel Gabriel to most 
holy Mary, that she was to conceive and bear a 
Son, our Lorp Jesus CuristT. 

PATER once, Ave fen times (a Gloria zs usually 
added; so also tn all the Mysteries). 

In the Second Joyful Mystery we meditate how, 
when Mary heard that Elizabeth had conceived, 
she went to her house to visit her, and stayed with 
her three months. 

In the Third Joyful Mystery we meditate how, 
when the full time of Mary’s delivery was come, 
she brought forth our SAviouR Jesus CurisT at 
midnight, in the city of Bethlehem, and laid Him 
in a manger between two brute beasts. 

In the Fourth Joyful Mystery we meditate how 
most holy Mary, on the day of her Purification, 
presented CunisT our Lorp in the Temple, and 
placed Him in the hands of the holy old man 
Simeon. 

In the Fifth Joyful Mystery we meditate how the 
Virgin Mary lost her Son, when twelve years old, 
sought for Him three days, and at the end of the 
third day found Him in the Temple amid the doc- 
tors, hearing them and asking them questions. 


240 THE ROSARY 
The Sorrowful Mystertes. 

N the First Sorrowful Mystery we meditate how 

our Lorp JEsus CHRIST prayed in the garden of 
Olives, and sweated blood. 

In the Second Sorrowful Mystery we meditate 
how our Lorp JEsus CHRIST was cruelly scourged 
in Pilate’s house with innumerable blows. 

In the Third Sorrowful Mystery we meditate 
how our LorpD JESUS CHRIST was crowned with 
sharp thorns. 

In the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery we meditate 
how JESUS was condemned to die, and, for his 
greater ignominy and pain, the heavy tree of the 
Cross was laid upon his shoulder. 

In the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery we meditate 
how, when Jesus arrived at Calvary, He was 
stripped and nailed with iron nails to the Cross, and 
died thereon, before theeyes of his afflicted Mother. 
The Glorious Mystertes. 

N the First Glorious Mystery we meditate how 

Jesus CunisT our Lonp rose again in glory, the 
third day after his Death and Passion, triumphant 
over death, never more to die. 

In the Second Glorious Mystery we meditate 
how Jesus Curist, the fortieth day after his Re- 
surrection, ascended into Heaven with great joy 
and triumph, in the presence of his most holy 
Mother and his disciples. 

In the Third Glorious Mystery we meditate how 
Jesus Curist sat down on the right hand of the 
FATHER, and sent from thence the Horv GHOST 
into the room where the Apostles and the most 
holy Virgin were assembled. 

In the Fourth Glorious Mystery we meditate 
how, twelve years after our Lonp Jesus CHRIST 
rose from the dead, his Mother herself passed 
from this mortal life, and was carried into heaven 
by the angels. 








THEROSARY 241 

In the Fifth Glorious Mystery we meditate how, 

in Heaven, Mary was crowned by her Son; in this 

Mystery also we meditate upon the glory of the 
saints. 


262. The Month of October. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines daily, if five decades 
are Said either in public or in private. 
ii. Plenary, on Rosary Sunday, or during the Octave, if 
five decades are said on all those days. 1, I, III, IV. 
iii. Plenary, once during the month, if, after the Octave, 
five decades are said on any ten days. 1, 11, III, IV. 


; (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
263. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OUEEN of the most holy Rosary, in these 

times of brazen impiety,show forth thy power, 
with the signs which accompanied thy victories of 
old, and from the throne where thou art seated, 
dispensing pardon and grace, in pity watch over 
the Church of thy Son, his Vicar, and every order 
of the clergy and laity, suffering in grievous war- 
fare. Hasten, O most powerful destroyer of heresy, 
hasten the hour of mercy, seeing that the hour of 
judgment is daily challenged by innumerable offen- 
ces. Obtain for me, the lowest of men, kneeling 
suppliant in thy presence, the grace which may 
enable me tolive a just life on earth, and reign with 
the just in Heàven, whilst with the faithful through- 
out the world, O Queen of the most holy Rosary, 
I salute thee and cry out: Queen of the most holy 
Rosary, pray for us. 


264. The Fifteen Saturdays. 


i. Plenary, on one Saturday. I, I. 
ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on each of the 
others. I, II. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


262 Leo XIII, Enc. September 1, 1883; Rit. August 20, 1885: Indul. 
July Deb 1898. 263 Leo XIII, Card. Vic. July 3, 1886. 
eo XIII, September 21, 1889; September 17, 1892. 


R 


242 THE ROSARY 


On each day five decades must be said, or meditation in 
some other manner made on the mysteries. In case of law- 
ful hindrance, Sundays may be substituted. In either case 
they must be consecutive, and may be at any time of the 
year. 


265. Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii. 


i. roo Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, on May 8, and on Rosary Sunday. I, 11, II, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
A visit must be made to a statue of our Lady of Pompeii, in 
any church or public chapel. : 


266. Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary. 
300 Days, once a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


VIRGIN Mary, grant that the recitation of 

thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the 
midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my 
actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refresh- 
ment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the 
path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, 
that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in 
my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, 
pure, strengthening and fragrant, which may pene- 
trate my understanding, my will, my heart, my 
memory, my imagination, my whole being. So 
shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, 
without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts 
of admiration and of supplication, or by aspira- 
tions of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the 
Holy Rosary, through St Dominic, thy son of pre- 
dilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, 
and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen. 

265 Leo XIII, June 2r, 189o. 266 Pius X, March 15, 1907. 








F. VARIOUS TITLES OF OUR LADY 
26/. Prayer to Our Lady of Pity. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I, III, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

NEELING at thy holy feet, O gracious Queen 

of Heaven, we offer thee our deepest reverence. 
We confess that thou art the daughter of the 
Eternal FATHER, the Mother of the Divine Word, 
and the Spouse of the Hoty Guost. Full of grace, 
of virtue and of heavenly gifts, thou art the chaste 
temple of the Holy Trinity. With thee are trea- 
sured Gop’s mercies, and thou, too, dost dispense 
them. And since thy loving heart is filled with 
charity, sweetness, and tender compassion for us 
poor sinners, we call thee Mother of Divine Pity. 
With the greatest trust, then, O most loving 
Mother, do I come to thee in my sorrow and dis- 
tress. I beg thee to give me an assurance of thy 
love, by granting me. . . if it be Gop’s will, and 
for the welfare of my soul. Cast, then, thy most 
pure eyes upon me and upon all my kindred. Con- 
sider the cruel warfare which the devil, the world, 
and the flesh wage against our souls, and how 
many perish in it. Remember, O fondest of mo- 
thers, that we are thy children, purchased with 
the Precious Blood of thy Divine Son. Pray with- 
out ceasing that the adorable Trinity may give us 
the grace to be victorious over the devil, the 
world, and our own unhallowed passions; that 
grace by which the just grow in holiness, sinners 
are converted, and heresy is destroyed; by which 
unbelievers are enlightened, and Jews brought to 
the true religion. Bestow on us this boon, O most 
pure Virgin, through the infinite bounty of the 
Most High, through the merits of thy most holy 
Son, by the milk with which thou didst nourish 
Him, by the devotion with which thou didst serve 

267 Pius IX, March 26, 1860. 
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244 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 
Him, by thelove with which thou didst cherish Him, 
by thy tears and the anguish endured by thee in 
his holy Passion. Obtain for us the great favour 
that the whole world may be made one people and 
one Church, to give thanks, praise, and glory to 
the most Holy Trinity, and to thee who art our 
mediatrix. 

May the power of the FATHER, the wisdom of 
the Son and the virtue of the Hoty Gnuosr grant 
us this blessing. Amen. 


268. Prayers to Our Lady of Perpetual Suc- 


cour. 
100 Days, once a day, for each of the three prayers. _ 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I 

TO EHOLD at thy feet, O Mother of Perpetual 

Succour, a wretched sinner who has recourse to 
thee, and confides in thee. O Mother of mercy, have 
pity on me. I hear thee called by all, the refuge 
and the hope of sinners: be, then, my refuge and 
my hope. Assist me, for the love of JEsus CunisT; 
stretch forth thy hand to a miserable fallen crea- 
ture who recommends himself to thee, and who 
devotes himself to thy service for ever. I bless and 
thank Almighty Gop, who in mercy has given me 
this confidence in thee, which I hold to bea pledge 
of my eternal salvation. Itis true that in the past 
I have miserably fallen into sin, because I had not 
recourse to thee. I know that, with thy help, I 
shall conquer. I know, too, that thou wilt assist 
me, if I recommend myself to thee; but I fear that, 
in time of danger, I may neglect to call on thee, 
and thus lose my soul. This grace, then, I ask of 
thee, and this I beg, with all the fervour of my soul, 
that, in all the attacks of hell, I may ever have 
recourse: to thee. O Mary, help me. O° Mother o£ 
Perpetual Succour, never suffer me to lose my Gop. 

268 Pius IX, Rit. May 17, 1866. 











VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 245 
I 

MOTHER of Perpetual Succour, grant that 
I may ever invoke thy most powerful name, 
which is the safeguard of the living and the salva- 
tion of thedying. O purest Mary! O sweetest Mary! 
let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay 
not, O blessed Lady, to succour me, whenever I 
call on thee; for, in all my temptations, in all my 
needs, I shall never cease to call on thee, ever 
repeating thy sacred name, Mary! Mary! Oh, what 
consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, 
what emotion fills my soul when I utter thy sacred 
name, or even only think of thee! I thank the 
Lorp for having given thee, for my good, so 
sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will 
not be content with merely uttering thy name. Let 
my love for thee prompt me ever to hail thee 

Mother of Perpetual Succour. 

III 

MOTHER of Perpetual Succour, thou art 
the dispenser of all the gifts which Gop grants 
to us miserable sinners; and for this end He has 
made thee so powerful, so rich, and so bountiful, 
in order that thou mayest help us in our misery. 
'Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and 
abandoned sinners who have recourse to thee: 
come to my aid; I commend myself to thee. In thy 
hands I place my eternal salvation, and to thee I 
entrust my soul. Count me among thy most de- 
voted servants; take me under thy protection, and 
it is enough for me. For, if thou protect me, I fear 
nothing; not from my sins, because thou wilt 
obtain for me the pardon of them; nor from the 
devils, because thou art more powerful than all 
hell together; nor even from JEsus, my Judge, 
because by one prayer from thee He will be ap- 
peased. But one thing I fear: that in the hour of 
temptation, I may through negligence fail to have 


246 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 
recourse to thee, and thus perish miserably. Obtain 
for me, therefore, the pardon of my sins, love for 
Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace ever to 
have recourse to thee, O Mother of Perpetual Suc- 
cour. 


269. Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OST glorious Virgin, chosen by the Eternal 

Counsel to be the Mother of the Eternal Worp 
made Man, treasure-house of divine graces and 
advocate of sinners; I, the most unworthy of thy 
servants, have recourse to thee, begging of thee 
to be my guide and counsellor in this vale of tears. 
Obtain for me, through the most Precious Blood 
of thy Divine Son, forgiveness of my sins, and the 
salvation of my soul with all the means necessary 
to secure it. Obtain for Holy Church triumph over 
her enemies and the extension of the Kingdom of 
Jesus CunisT over the whole earth. Amen. 


270. Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. 


200 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

MOST blessed Virgin Immaculate, the beauty 

and splendour of Carmel, thou who regardest 
with eyes of special love those who wear thy 
blessed habit, look kindly upon me and spread 
over me the mantle of thy maternal protection. 
Strengthen my weakness with thy power, illumi- 
nate the darkness of my mind with thy wisdom, 
increase in me the virtues of Faith, Hope and 
Charity. Adorn my soul with such graces and vir- 
tues that it may be ever dear to thy divine Son 
and to thee. Assist me in life, console me in death, 
with thy dear presence, and present me to the 
Holy Trinity as thy child and devoted servant, 
eternally to praise and bless thee in Paradise. 
Amen. Ave ¢hrice and Gloria once. 

269 Leo XIII, Aff. Nov. 23, 1880. 270 Leo XIII, January 16, 1886. 








VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 247 
2/1. Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Divine 


Providence. 
200 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. r.) 


IMMACULATE Virgin Mary, Mother of 

Divine Providence, take possession of my soul 
with all the fullness of thy favour and protection. 
Govern thou my life, and direct it along the way 
of virtue to the fulfilment of the divine will. Do 
thou obtain for me the pardon of my sins; be my 
refuge, my protection, my defence, my guide in 
the pilgrimage of this life; console me in afflic- 
tions, sustain me in dangers, and in the storms of 
adversity afford me the security of thy guardian- 
ship. Obtain for me, O Mary, the renewal of my 
heart within me, so that it may become the holy 
dwelling place of thy divine Son JEsus; remove 
far from me, weak and miserable as I am, every 
kind of sin, negligence, sloth, timidity and human 
respect; entirely expel from me pride, vain glory, 
self-love, and all other earthly affections which 
hinder the efficacy of thy patronage. O sweetest 
Mother of Providence, turn thy maternal regard 
upon me, and if through frailty or malice I have 
provoked the menaces of the eternal Judge and 
embittered the most Sacred Heart of my loving 
Jesus, do thou throw over me the mantle of thy 
protection, and I shall be safe. Thou art the watch- 
ful Mother, the Virgin of forgiveness, and my hope 
on earth; oh, grant that I may have thee fot the 
Mother of Glory in Heaven. Ave Maria thrice. 


2/2. Prayer to Our Lady of the Coenaculum. 
i. 100 Days, once a day, for the Prayer. 
ii. 50 Days, once a day, for the Ejaculation. 
(See Instructions, p. I.) 
OST holy Virgin of the Ccenaculum and our 
Mother, Mary Immaculate, we humbly beg 
of thee to obtain for us the gifts of the HorLv SPIRIT; 
271 Leo XIII, February 27, 1886. 272 Leo XIII, December 14, 1889. 


248 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 
that living united in charity, and persevering with 
one mind and heart in prayer, assisted by thee, our 
guide and mistress, we may, to the greater glory 
of Gop, be worthy to devote ourselves to work by 
example and deed for the salvation of souls, and 
so secure for ourselves eternal life. O blessed Lady 
of the Coenaculum, favour and assist us in our 
present need, and succour us with thy power, that 
by thy prayers Gop, almighty and merciful, may 
be pleased to grant the grace we so urgently 
demand. Amen. 
Ejaculation. 

Our Lady of the Coenaculum, pray for us. 


273. Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p 1.) 

ARY, Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Gop and 

our Mother, thou seest how the Catholic Faith, 
in which we propose by the help of Gop to live and 
die, and so attain to eternal glory, is everywhere 
assailed by the devil and the world. Do thou, Help 
of Christians, renew thy victories as of old, for the 
salvation of thy children. To thee we entrust our 
firm purpose of never joining assemblies of heretics 
or sectaries. Do thou, all holy, offer to thy divine 
Son our resolutions, and obtain from him the 
graces necessary to enable us to remain steadfast 
in them to the end. Bring consolation to the visible 
head of the Church; support the Catholic Episco- 
pate; protect the Clergy and the people who pro- 
claim thee Queen; hasten by the power of thy 
prayers the day when all nations shall be gathered 
together around the Supreme Pastor. Amen. 

Mary, help of Christians, pray for us. 
273 Leo XIII, December 2o, 1890. 





VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 249 
2/4. Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians. 
200 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
OST powerful Virgin, loving help of the 
Christian people, what thanks are not due to 
thee from us for the help thou didst give to our 
fathers, who, when threatened by the infidel Turk, 
invoked thy maternal aid by devoutly reciting the 
Rosary. From heaven thou didst behold their dan- 
ger, thou didst hear their pitiful voices, thou didst 
lend a favourable ear to the humble prayer sug- 
gested by the great Pontiff, St Pius V, and didst 
promptly run to their assistance. Grant, O dear 
Mother, that the present and long continued 
groanings of the holy Spouse of CHRIsT may 
penetrate to thy throne; may they again move 
thy compassion and arouse thee afresh to free 
her from the powerful enemies who surround her. 
And so from every corner of the earth there rises 
to thy throne that precious prayer to make thee 
propitious now, as then, in our present calamity. 
Perchance our sins hinder, or at least retard, their 
effect. Therefore, dearest Mother, obtain for us 
true sorrow for them, and a firm purpose to be 
ready rather to face death than return to sin. In- 
tolerable is the thought that through our fault the 
aid we so desperately need should be denied or 
delayed. Arise then, dear Mother, yielding to the 
prayers of the Catholic world, and beat down the 
pride of those wretched men who} in their insolence 
outrage Gop, and would havethat Church destroyed 
against which, by the infallible word of Curist, 
the gates of -hell. shall never prevail. Let it 
once more be seen that where thou dost arise 
to protect her the victory is assured, that though 
it may be delayed it is certain in the end; for so 
we are taught by the faith, which bids us hope 
through thee to be mercifully heard by Gop. Amen. 
274 Leo XIII, June 20, 1891. 


250 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY. 
2/5. Prayer to Our Lady of Africa for the Con- 


version of the Mussulmans and other Infidels. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


THOU, our Lady of Africa, whose stainless 

heart is full of mercy and maternal compassion; 
consider the deep misery of the Mussulmaus and 
other infidels of Africa; remember that the souls of 
these poor infidels are the work of the hands of thy 
divine Son, that they have been created in his image 
and redeemed at the price of his Precious Blood. 
Do not allow, O Mother of mercy, that these un- 
happy people, who are, like us, thy children, should 
continue to fall into hell, despite the merits of Jesus 
CunisT and the most cruel death he suffered for 
their salvation. Obtain for them knowledge of our 
holy religion, and the grace to love, to embrace, and 
to practise it faithfully. And since thou art the 
mistress and sovereign of Africa, O Queen of the 
Apostles, be pleased to choose and send legions of 
holy missionaries to these abandoned countries, to 
conquerthem, to rescue them from death and Satan, 
and to bring them into the fold of Holy Church. 
So shall we be all united in one and the same hope 
and in one and the same love, in thy stainless 
heart, and in the adorable Heart of thy divine Son 
our Lorp JEsus Cunisr, who was crucified and 
died for the salvation of all men, and who rose full 
of glory, and liveth and reigneth in the unity of the 
FATHER and the Horv SriniT, world without end. 
Amen. 


2/6. Invocation to be said Morning and Even- 
ing. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
My Mother, preserve me this day from mortal sin. 
Ave Maria ¢hrtce. 
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VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 251 
2//. Prayer to Mary our Helper. 


300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

OST holy and immaculate Virgin Mary, our 

most tender Mother, and powerful Help of 
Christians, we dedicate ourselves entirely to thy 
most sweet love and holy service. We consecrate 
our minds with all their thoughts, our hearts with 
all their affections, our bodies with all their senses 
and powers, and we promise to desire always to 
work for the greater glory of Gop and for the sal- 
vation of souls. Meanwhile do thou, O incompa- 
rable Virgin, who hast always been the Help of the 
Christian people, continue to show thyself such, 
especially in these days. Humble the enemies of 
our holy religion, and frustrate their evil purposes. 
Enlighten and strengthen bishops and priests, and 
keep them ever united in obedience to the Pope, 
their infallible master, Preserve incautious youth 
from irreligion and vice. Promote holy vocations 
and increase the number of thy sacred ministers, 
that by means of them the Kingdom of JEsus 
CHRIST may be preserved among us, and extended 
to the farthest boundaries of the earth. 

We pray thee also, most sweet Mother, to look 
at all times with compassion upon the young and 
thoughtless, exposed to so many dangers, and 
upon poor sinners and the dying; be for all a sweet 
hope, O Mary, Mother of Mercy andGate of Heaven. 

Also we pray thee for ourselves, O great Mother 
of Gop. Teach us to copy thy virtues and especially 
angelic modesty, profound humility, and ardent 
charity; so that by word and example we may, as 
far as is possible in our state of life, present in the 
midst of the world a living image of blessed JEsus 
thy Son, and may cause thee to be known and 
loved, and so may succeed in saving many souls. 


277 Leo XIII, Br. March ro, 190o. 


252 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 

Obtain for us, O Mary our Helper, that we may 
be all gathered under thy maternal mantle, that in 
temptation we may invoke thee promptly and con- 
fidently; in short, that the thought of thee, so good, 
so loving, and so dear, and the remembrance of 
the love which thou bearest to thy clients may be 
such a support to us, as to render us victorious over 
the enemies of our souls in life and in death, so 
that we may become thy crown in beautiful Para- 
dise. Amen. 


2/8. Prayer to Our Lady, Queen of Pro- 
phets. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

O thee, O Queen of Prophets, foreseen by 

them, Mother of Gop and of his people, to thee 
we have recourse in our necessities, confident that 
as thou thyself art the fulfilment of prophecy, so 
thou wilt desire the fulfilment of thy own words, 
bringing, out of all generations, N——., to call thee 
blessed. Say to all the erring for whom we beseech 
thee, and especially to N——, ‘‘Thy light has 
come." Say but one word to thy Son, and the glory 
of the Lorp shall rise upon them, and the eyes of 
the blind shall be opened, and so they, wondering 
at the star, will follow into the house of bread, 
where, finding thy Child with thee, they will eat of 
the true bread and live for ever, possessing joy and 
gladness, while sorrow and sadness will disappear. 
O thou who art omnipotent in prayer, at whose 
request thy Son worked his first miracle, beg Him 
to say: ‘‘I the Lonp will do this suddenly in its 
time,” and grant to those for whom we pray, that 
they may draw water with joy at the fountains of 
the Saviour. May it be granted to us all to be 
united with thee, O Mother, in singing thy Magur- 
Jicat to Him thy Son, our Lorp Jesus CunisT, who 

278 Leo XIII, January 24, 1gor. 








VARIOUS TIELES OF MARY 253 
with the FATHER and the Horv Guost liveth and 
reigneth one Gop world without end. Ave Maria. 
Magnificat (5. 210). 


279. Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Confi- 


dence. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


IMMACULATE Mary, when we venerate thee 

under the gracious title of Mother of Confidence, 
how our hearts overflow with the sweetest conso- 
lation, how we are moved to hope for every good 
gift from thee! That sucha name should have been 
given to thee is a sign that none have recourse to 
thee in vain. Receive, then, with a mother’s com- 
passion these acts of homage, with which we 
earnestly pray thee to be propitious to us in every 
necessity. Above all we ask thee to make us live 
ever united to thee and thy divine Son JEsvus.* 
Under thy escort we shall safely walk along the 
straight road; and so shall it be our lot to hear on 
the last day of our lives those consoling words: 
Come, O faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy 
Lorp. Amen. 


280. Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

HOLY Mary, Mother of Gop, who to reani- 

mate the faith of the world and draw men to 
thy divine Son, Jesus Curist our Lorp, didst deign 
to appear at Lourdes; thou who, in order to render 
more manifest thy maternal tenderness, and to in- 
spire our hearts with greater confidence, didst 
_*N.B.—Clerics, in orderto gain this indulgence, must insert 
the following words: ‘‘and since in his goodness thy Son has 
chosen us to labour in his mystical vineyard, do thou, who 
desirest a rich harvest, bestow thy special care on us miser- 
able creatures, that our work may be abundantly fruitful.” 

279 Leo XIII, January 26, 1901. 280 Leo XIII, Br. June 23, 1902. 


254 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 

choose a simple little child as the confidant of thy 
mercy; thou who didst say: ‘‘I am the Immacu- 
late Conception," to make us understand the price- 
less value of that innocence which is the pledge of 
the friendship of Gop; thou who by eighteen suc- 
cessive apparitions didst not cease by thy actions 
and words to urge men to prayer and penance, 
which alone can appease Heaven and ward off the 
blows of divine justice; thou who, by a moving 
appeal to the world, hast reunited before the mira- 
culous grotto an innumerable multitude of thy 
children; behold us, Our Lady of Lourdes, pros- 
trate at thy feet, and confident of obtaining bless- 
ings and graces from Gop by thy most powerful 
intercession. 

Those who love thee, O Mother of JEsus CuRIST, 
Mother of men, desire above everything to serve 
Gop faithfully in this world, so as to have the hap- 
piness of loving Him eternally in Heaven. Listen to 
the prayers which we this day address to thee; 
defend us against the enemies of our salvation, and - 
against our own infirmities; together with the par- 
don of our sins, obtain for us perseverance in the 
determination never to fall away again. 

We implore thee also to take under thy protec- 
tion our friends and benefactors, and of these in a 
very special manner those who have abandoned the 
practice of their Christian duties. May they be con- 
verted and become thy faithful servants. 

We beseech thee also to bless our country. She 
has many failings, for which we must implore par- 
don; but in the midst of her wanderings from the 
right path, she has never ceased to proclaim 
through the best of her sons that thou art for ever 
her Mother and her Sovereign. 

Thou hast always shown her thy love, and we 
hope that thou wilt not abandon her after having 
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VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 255 
While we pour forth our hearts in prayer at thy 
feet, O Virgin Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, 
we cannot forget our Holy Father, the Supreme 
Pontiff, and in his person thewholeCatholic Church, 
which thy divine Son has entrusted to him to lead 
along the paths of eternal salvation. He, too, places 
his whole trust in thee. Protect and bless him; be 
his support and consolation in the midst of his 
trials, and help him to extend the Kingdom of Gop. 
O Mother of mercy, be for us all ‘‘the cause of our 
joy,” and ‘‘show unto us” Jesus CuristT, as thy gift 
in this life and in eternity. Amen. 


281. Ejaculation. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. 


282. Prayer to Our Lady ‘‘ Reparatrice.” 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MMACULATE Virgin, the refuge of sinners, 

thou who, to repair the outrages committed 
against Gop, and the evil inflicted on man by sin, 
didst resign thyself to the death of thy divine Son, 
be ever propitious to us, and carry on thy work of 
zeal and love for us in heaven, where thou reignest 
so gloriously. We wish to be thy children, do thou 
show thyself a Mother to us; obtain from the 
divine Restorer, JEsus, that by applying to our 
souls the fruits of his Passion and Death, He 
may free us from the bonds of our iniquities. May 
He be our light in the darkness, our strength in 
weakness, our help in danger, so that after He has 
consoled us by his grace and love in time, He may 
permit us to see, possess and love Him in eternity. 
Amen. 


281 Pius X, November 9, 1907. 
282 Pius X, August 24, 1904. 


256 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 


283. Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes for a 
Sick Person. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
MARY, conceived without sin, our Lady of 
Lourdes, who dost draw from all parts thy 
children to the Grotto of the apparitions; thou 
never ceasest to encourage, by innumerable bene- 
fits, the filialconfidence of those who have responded 
to thy invitation. Suffering in body and soul, I 
come in the company of thousands and thousands 
of poor sick people to throw myself at thy feet 
and implore thee to heal me. O Mother of good- 
ness, and all-powerful with our Lonp, grant that I 
may be delivered from my infirmities, and that 
I may be able to consecrate my renewed strength 
to the service of Gop and of my brethren. How 
sweet it would be for me to proclaim that I owe to 
thy intercession the restoration of my health, 
which, while bearing witness to thy goodness to 
me, might be also a motive of conversion for many 
a soul. 

But I desire, above everything, to abandon my- 
self into thy maternal hands. If it be the will of 
Jesus Curist, my divine Saviour, to which thy 
will is ever united, that the chalice of my suffer- 
ings should not at present depart from me, I 
desire the grace to say, with resignation and love, 
that I, too, will the same. Cause me, then, to be 
penetrated to the depths of my heart with a full 
and perfect acceptance of that consoling and 
heaven-sent doctrine: that the Gop of goodness 
loves us infinitely, always and under all circum- 
stances, but especially without doubt when he 
associates us with the sufferings of JESUS CHRIST 
and fastens us to his Cross. 

O Immaculate Virgin, our Lady of Lourdes, 


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VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 237 
Mother of a Gop who was a man of sorrows, thy 
divine Son wished thee to be at his side on Calvary, 
whilst He suffered and died for us. He loves thee 
as only Gop could love a mother, and yet He 
willed that thy soul should be pierced with a 
sword of grief, so that thy love for Him should be 
revealed, and expand by sharing in his inexpressi- 
ble sufferings. 

Obtain for me this grace, our Lady of Lourdes, 
consoler of the afflicted, health of the sick, that I 
may love GoD more and more, in proportion as He 
prolongs and aggravates my trials. This would be 
a miracle greater than my sudden and complete 
restoration. To restore my health a single word 
would suffice, spoken by thee in the name and 
with the power of Him who is thy Son, while He 
is also thy Gop; but that the grace of resignation 
in suffering should make me accept with joy my 
sickness and its many painful consequences, this 
I feel to be in an eminent degree the work of the 
Most High. I see that it is in some sort easier for 
Gop to heal my sufferings than to make me love 
them. But, if thou desirest it, my weakness will have 
for support a supernatural force which will render it 
victorious, and so manifest the extent of thy power. 

Would that the pains of my malady, sanctified 
by submission to the divine will, could be united to 
the agony of my Divine SAviouR; would that my 
tears, mixed with his tears and his blood, could 
effect the expiation of my past sins, and draw 
down the graces of resurrection on poor souls 
dying or dead in sin. May the abundance of thy 
gifts, O my Gop, be granted, I beseech Thee, in 
the name of thy Mother, especially to those who 
are united to me by ties of blood or friendship. 
Grant that my sufferings, until it shall please thee 
to put an end to them, may open for them a 
fountain of mercies. 


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258 VARIOUS TITLES OF MARY 

O Mother of Sorrows and Mother of merciful 
bounty, who stood erect at the foot of the Cross, 
pray for us, that we may be made worthy of the 
promises of CHRIST. Amen. 


284. Our Lady of Ransom. 
Plenary. I, II, IV. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Indulgence, after the manner of the Portiuncula, may 
be gained between first vespers and sunset on September 
24, the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, as many times as a 
person visits a church or public chapel of the Order of Ran- 
som, whether of men or women, or of the Third Order, or 
of confraternities. 


285. Seven Saturdays of Our Lady of Ransom. 
Plenary, to all who take part in this devotion in public, on 
one of the seven Saturdays. I, II, III, IV. 
The church visited must, if possible, be a church or chapel 
of the Religious of the Order of Ransom, as above. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


286. Ejaculation to Our Lady ‘‘del Pilar" of 


Saragossa. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Most blessed Virgin of the Pillar, pray for us. 
287. Ejaculation. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Our Lapy, deliverer of slaves, pray for us. 


288. Ejaculation. 
300 Days, once a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Our Lapy of Good Studies, pray for us. 


284 Pius X, August 10, 1904. 285 Pius X, Br. May 25, 1998. 
286 Pius X, January 23, 1907. 87 Pius X, January 31, 1906. 
?88 Pius X, May e2, 1906. 














XI. THE HOLY ANGELS 


ST MICHAEL ARCHANGEL 
289. Hymn, Antiphon, etc. 


i. 200 Days, once a day. 


ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


E splendor et vir- 


tus PATRIS, 
Te vita JESU, cordium, 
Ab ore qui pendent tuo, 


Laudamus inter Angelos. 


Tibi mille densa millium 
Ducum corona militat: 


Sed explicat victor cru- 


cem 
Michael salutis signifer. 


Draconis hic dirum caput 


In ima pellit tartara, 


Ducemque cumrebellibus 


Coelesti ab arce fulminat. 


Contra ducem superbiae 


Sequamur hunc nos Prin- 


cipem, 
Ut detur ex AcNr throno 
Nobis corona gloriz. 


JESU! life-spring 

of the soul ! 
The FATHER’s Power 
and Glory bright! 
Thee with the Angels 
we extol; 
From Thee they draw 
their life and light. 
Thy thousand, thousand 
hosts are spread, [sky; 
Embattled o’ertheazure 
But Michael bears thy 
standard dread, 
And lifts the mighty 
Cross on high. 
He un that .Sien. the 
rebel powers 
Did with their Dragon 
Prince expel; 
And hurled them from 
the Heaven’s high tow- 
ets, 
Down like a thunder- 
bolt to hell. 
Grant us with Michael 
still, © LORD; 
Against the Prince of 
Pride to fight; 
So may a crown be our 
reward, 
Before the LAmp’s pure 
throne of light. 


289 Pius VII, May 6, 1817. 


S2 


260 

PATRI, simulque Fito, 

Tibique, SANCTE SPIRI- 

TUS; 

Sicut fuit, sit jugiter 

Seclum per omne gloria. 
Amen. 


Ant. Princeps gloriosissi- 
me, Michael Archangele, 
esto memor nostri: hic et 
ubique semper precare 
pro nobis FiLiUM DEkr. 


Y. In conspectu angelo- 
rum psallam tibi, Deus 
meus. 


ky. Adorabo ad templum 
sanctum tuum, et con- 
fitebor nomini tuo. 
Oremus. 

EUS, qui miro ordi- 

ne angelorum mini- 
steria, hominumque dis- 
pensas: concede propi- 
tus “Ula, quibus tibi 
ministrantibus in coelo 
semper assistitur, ab his 
in terra vita nostra mu- 
niatur. Per CHRISTUM 
DOMINUM, ezc. 


THE HOLY ANGELS 


To Gop the FATHER and 
the SoN, 
Who rose from death, 
all glory be; 
With Thee, O blessed 
PARACLETE, 
Henceforth through all 
eternity. Amen. 
Ant. Most glorious 
Prince, Michael the 
Archangel, be mindful 
ofus: prayfor us always 
both here and every- 
where to the Son of 
Gop. 
Y. In the sight of the 
Angels I will sing 
psalms to Thee, O my 
Gop. 
ky. I will adore at thy 
holy temple, and will 
confess to thy name. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who dis- 

posest the services 
of Angels and men ina 
wonderful order; merci- 
fully grant that those 
who ever stand before 
Thee; “ministering to 
Thee in Heaven, may 
themselves also protect 
our life here upon earth. 
Through CHnIsT our 
Lorp. Amen. 








THE HOLY ANGELS 261 
290. Novena of St Michael. 


i. 300 Days, on each day. 
ii. Plenary, once during the Novena. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
N. B. — The Novena may be made at any time of the year, 
and with any form of prayers sanctioned by competent 
ecclesiastical authority. 


291. Angelical Crown. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. 

ii. 100 Days, daily, to any one who carries this Chaplet 
about him, or kisses the medal with the representation of 
the Holy Angels appended to the said Chaplet. 

iii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, Iv. 

iv. Plenary, I, 1, Iv, on: 

1. The Feast of the Apparition of St Michael, May 8. 

2. The Dedication of St Michael, September 29. 

3. St Gabriel the Archangel, March 18. 

4. St Raphael the Archangel, October 24. 

5. Holy Angel Guardians, October 2. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

To gain these indulgences special beads must be used, 
and they must have been blessed by a priest holding from 
the Holy See general faculties for blessing rosaries, medals, 
etc. 

Y. OO Gop, come to my assistance. 
Ey. O Lorp, make haste to help me. 


Glory be to the FATHER, ec. 
FIRST SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, to the 
First Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the 
heavenly choir of the Seraphim, may it please 
Gop to make us worthy to receive into our hearts 
the fire of his perfect charity. Amen. 
SECOND SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, to 
the Second Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the 
heavenly choir of the Cherubim, may Gop 
grant us grace to abandon the ways of sin, and 
follow the path of Christian perfection. Amen. 


290 Pius IX, November 26, 1876. 291 Pius IX, Rit. August 8, 1851. 


262 THE HOLY ANGELS 
THIRD SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, to the 
Third Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the sac- 
red choir of the Thrones, may it please Gop 
to infuse into our hearts a true and earnest spirit 
of humility. Amen. 
FOURTH SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, fo the 
Fourth Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the hea- 
venly choir of the Dominations, may it please 
Gop to grant us grace to have dominion over our 
senses, and to correct our depraved passions. 
Amen. 
FirrH SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, to the 
fifth Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the hea- 
venly choir of the Powers, may Gop vouchsafe 
to keep our souls from the wiles and temptations 
of the devil. Amen. 
SixTH SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, to the 
Szxth Angelic Chozr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the choir 
of the admirable celestial Virtues, may our 
Lorp keep us from falling into temptations and 
deliver us from evil. Amen. 
SEVENTH SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, fo 
the Seventh Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the hea- 
venly choir of the Principalities, may it please 
Gop to fill our souls with the spirit of true and 
hearty obedience. Amen. 
EIGHTH SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave thrice, fo 
the Eighth Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the hea- 
venly choir of Archangels, may it please Gop 
to grant us the gift of perseverance in the faith 
and in all good works, that we may thereby be 
enabled to attain unto the glory of Paradise. Amen, 











THE HOLY ANGELS 263 
NINTH SALUTATION. PATER once, Ave ZArice, to the 
Ninth Angelic Chotr. 
T the intercession of St Michael and the hea- 
venly choir of Angels, may Gop vouchsafe to 
grant that the Holy Angels may protect us during 
life, and after death may lead us into the everlast- 
ing glory of heaven. Amen. 

Then say PATER noster four times tn conclusion, 
the first to St Michael, the second to St Gabriel, the 
third to St Raphael, the fourth to our Angel Guar- 
dian. Then end wtth the following Antiphon: 

ICHAEL, glorious Prince, chief and cham- 

pion of the heavenly host, guardian of the 
souls of men, conqueror of the rebel angels, who 
art set over the palace of Gop, our worthy captain 
under Jesus CHRIST, endowed with superhuman 
excellence and virtue; vouchsafe to free us from 
every evil, who with full confidence have recourse 
to thee; and by thy powerful protection enable us 
to make progress every day in the faithful service 
of our Gop. 
V. Pray for us, most blessed Michael, Prince of 
the Church of JEsus CuristT. 
ly. That we may be made worthy of his promises. 
Let us pray. 

LMIGHTY and eternal Gop, who in thy own 

marvellous goodness and pity didst, for the 
common salvation of man, choose the glorious 
Archangel Michael to be the Prince of thy Church; 
make us worthy, we pray Thee, to be delivered by 
his beneficent protection from all our enemies, 
that at the hour of our death no one of them may 
approach to harm us, and that by the same Arch- 
angel Michael we may be introduced into the pre- 
sence of thy high and heavenly Majesty. Through 
the merits of Jesus CurisT our Lorp, Amen, 


264 THE HOLY ANGELS 
292. Prayer to St Michael. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS Archangel St Michael, Prince of 

the heavenly host, be our defence in the terrible 
warfare which we carry on against principalities 
and Powers, against the rulers of this world of 
darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, 
whom Gop created immortal, made in his own 
image and likeness, and redeemed ata great price 
from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the 
battle of the Lorp, together with the holy angels, 
as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud 
angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were 
powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for 
them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, that ancient 
serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who 
seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss 
with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and 
slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into 
an angel of light, he wanders about with all the 
multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in 
ordertoblot out the name of Gopand of his CunisT, 
to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition 
souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This 
wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, 
the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind 
and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, 
of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, 
and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty 
enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and 
bitterness the Church, the spouse of theimmaculate 
Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most 
sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where 
has been set up the See of the most holy Peter 
and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, 
they have raised the throne of their abominable 

292 Leo XIII, Mot. Pr, September 25, 1888, 





THE HOLY ANGELS 265 
impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the 
Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered. 
Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against 
the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of Gop, 
and give them the victory. They venerate thee as 
their protector and patron; in thee holy Church 
glories as her defence against the malicious power 
of hell; to thee has Gop entrusted the souls of men 
to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray 
to the Gop of peace that He may put Satan under 
our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer 
beabletohold men incaptivity and harmthe Church. 
Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so 
that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the 
Lorp; and beating down the dragon, the ancient 
serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again 
make him captive in the abyss, that he may no 
longer seduce the nations. Amen. 

Y. Behold the Cross of the Lonp; be scattered ye 
hostile powers. 
Ey. The Lion of the tribe of Juda has conquered, 
the root of David. 
Y. Let thy mercies be upon us, O Lon». 
Ey. As we have hoped in thee. 
Y. O Lorp, hear my prayer. 
Ry. And let my cry come unto thee. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, the FATHER of our Lorp Jesus CuristT, 
we call upon thy holy name, and as suppliants 
we implore thy clemency, that by the intercession 
of Mary, ever Virgin immaculate and our Mother, 
and of the glorious Archangel St Michael, thou 
wouldst deign to help us against Satanand all other 
unclean spirits, who wander about the world for 
the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. 
Amen, 


266 THE HOLY ANGELS 
293. Antiphon. 


100 Days, once a day. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
St MicHAEL Archangel, defend usintheday of battle, 
that we may not be lost in the dreadful judgment. 


ST GABRIEL AND ST RAPHAEL 


204. Novena. 
i. 300 Days, each day. 
ii. Plenary once during the Novena. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
A Novena to either of these Archangels may be made at 
any time of the year with any form of prayer sanctioned by 
competent ecclesiastical authority. 


295. Prayer. 

100 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
GLORIOUS Archangel, St Raphael, great 
Prince of the heavenly court, illustrious for thy 

gifts of wisdom and grace, guide of those who 

journey by land or sea, consoler of the afflicted, 
and refuge of sinners; I beg thee to assist me in 
all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, 
as once thou didst help the young Tobias on his 
travels. And because thou art the medicine of Gop, 

I humbly pray thee to heal the many infirmities of 

my soul, and the ills which afflict my body, if it be 

for my greater good. I specially ask of thee an 
angelic purity which may fit me to be the temple 
of the Hoty Sptrir. Amen. 


THE GUARDIAN ANGEL 


296. Invocation. 

i. 100 Days. T.Q. 

ii. Plenary on O&ober 2, Feast of the Guardian Angels, if 
said daily, morning and evening, for a year. I, II, III, IV. 
iii. Plenary, once a month. J, II, III, IV. 
Iv. Plenary Zn articulo mortis (at the point of death) if fre- 
quently used. 

(See Instru&ions, p. 1.) 

293 Leo XIII, August r9, 1893. 294 Pius IX, November 26, 1876. 


295 Leo XIII, June 21, 1890. 
296 Pius VI, Br. October 2, 1795; June 11, 1796; Pius VII, May 15, 1821, 








THE HOLY ANGELS 267 
NGELE DEI, qui ANGEL of Gop, 
: custos es mei, me whom Gop hath ap- 
tibi commissum pietate pointed to be my guar- 
supernaillumina, custodi, dian, enlighten and pro- 
rege, et guberna. Amen. tect, direct and govern 
me. Amen. 
OF. 
NGEL of Gop, my guardian dear, 
To whom his love commits me here, 
Ever this day be at my side, 
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen. 


297. Novena of the Guardian Angel. 

i. 300 Days, each day. 

ii. Plenary, once during the Novena. I, II, IV. 

The Novena may be made at any timeand with any form 
of prayer sanctioned by competent ecclesiastical authority. 


297 Pius IX, November 26, 1876. 


XII. ST JOSEPH 
298. Responsory, Antiphon, etc. 


One Year. T.Q. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


UICUMQUE sanus 


vivere, 


O all who would 
holily live, 


Cursumque vitz clau- To all who would hap- 


dere, 
In fine letus expetit, 
Opem Josephi postulet. 


Hic Sponsus alme Vir- 


ginis, 
Paterque JESU creditus, 
Justus, fidelis, integer, 


Quod poscit, orans im- 


petrat. 


pily die, [give 
St Joseph is ready to 
Sure guidance, and help 
from on high. 


Of Mary the spouse un- 
defil'd, 

Just, holy, and pure of 
all stain, 

He asks of his own fos- 
ter Child, [obtain. 
And needs but ask to 


Herve the first stanza ts repeated. 


Quicumque, ezc. 


‘Lorall,.ete. 


Foeno jacentem parvulum In themanger thatChild 


Adorat, et post exulem 
Solatur; inde perditum 


Quaerit dolens, et invenit. 


Quicumque, ezc. 


Mundi supremus artifex 
Ejus labore pascitur, 
Summi Parentis FILius 
Obedit illi subditus. 


Quicumque, ezc. 


he adored 
And nursed Him in exile 
and flight; 
Him, lost in his boy- 
hood, deplored, 
And found with amaze 
and delight. 

Vorall ec. 


The Maker of heaven 
and earth 
By the labour of Joseph 
was fed; [birth 
The Sow by an infinite 
Submissive to Joseph 
was made. 
"Fo alle: 


298 Pius VII, Res. Card, Vic, September 6, 1804. 





ST JOSEPH 


Adesse morti proximus 
Cum Matre JESUM con- 
spicit, 

Et inter ipsos jubilans 
Dulci sopore solvitur. 


Quicumque, ezc. 


Gloria PATRI, et FiLIo, et 
SPIRITUI SANCTO. 


Quicumque, ezc. 


Ant. Ecce fidelis servus, 
et prudens, quem consti- 
tuit DoMINUS super fami- 
liam suam. 

V. Ora pro nobis, beate 
Joseph. 

ky. Ut digni efficiamur 
promissionibus CHRISTI. 


Oremus. 

EUS qui ineffabili 

providentia beatum 
Joseph Sanctissimae Ge- 
nitricis tue Sponsum 
eligere dignatus es; prz- 
sta, quaesumus, ut quem 
protectorem . veneramur 
in terris intercessorem 
habere mereamurincelis, 


269 
And when his last hour 
drew nigh, 
Oh, full of all joy was 
his breast, 
Seeing JEsus and Mary 
close by, 
As he tranquilly slum- 
bered to rest. 

LO, all, em. 


All praise to the FATHER 
above; 
All praise to his glorious 
SON; 
All praise to the Spirit 
of love, 
While the days of eter- 
nity run. 

To all, ezc. 


Ant. Behold the faithful 
and prudent servant 
whom the Lonp set over 
his house. 
V Pray for us, 
Joseph. 
Ry. That we may be 
made worthy of the pro- 
mises of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who in thy 
ineffable providence 
didst vouchsafe to 
choose blessed Joseph 
to be the spouse of thy 
most holy Mother, grant, 
we beseech Thee, that 
we may have him for 
our intercessor in Hea- 


holy 


270 ST JOSEPH 

qui vivis et regnas in ven, whom on earth we 

saeculaszeculorum. Amen. venerate as our most 
holy protector. Who 
livest and reignest, ezc. 
Amen. 


299. Psalmsin honour of the Name ofSt Joseph. 
i. Seven Years and Seven OQuarantines. T. OQ. 

ii. Plenary once a month. I, I, IV. 

iii. Plenary on the feast of the Patronage of St Joseph 
(third Sunday after Easter) to those who have frequently 
practised this devotion during the year. I, II. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

Ant. Joseph vir Marie, de qua natus est JEsus, 
qui vocatur CHRISTUS. 
I ENT XCEX- 

UBILATE Deo, omnis terra: * servite DOMINO 

in letitia. See page 40. 

Gloria PATRI, eéc. 

Ant. Joseph, vir Mariz, de qua natus est JESUS, 
qui vocatur CHRISTUS. 

Ant. Joseph de domo David, et nomen Virginis 

Maria. 

O; Psaln. xlvi. 
MNES gentes, plaudite manibus: * jubilate DEo 
in voce exultationis. 
Quoniam Dominus excelsus, terribilis, * rex 
magnus super omnem terram. 
Subjecit populos nobis, * et gentes sub pedibus 
nostris. 
Elegit nobis haereditatem suam, speciem Jacob, 
quam dilexit. 
Ascendit Deus in jubilo, et Dominusin vocetubae. 
Psallite DEonostro, psallite; *psallite regi nostro 
psallite. 
Quoniam rex omnis terrze DEus; * psallitesapien- 
Ier. 
Regnabit Deus super gentes; * DEus sedet super 
sedem sanctam suam. 
299 Pius VII Res. Card. Provicar. June 26, 1809; Indul. June 13, 1815. 











ST TOSEPII 271 
Principes populorum congregati sunt cum DEo 


Abraham: * quoniam dii fortes terre vehementer 
elevati sunt. 


Gloria PATRI. 


Ant. Joseph de domo David, et nomen Virginis 
Maria. 


Ant. Joseph vir ejus, cum esset justus, et nollet 
eam traducere. 
S. Psalm. cxxviii. 
ALPE expugnaverunt me a juventute mea: * 
dicat nunc Israel. See page 42. 
Gloria PATRI. 
Ant. Joseph vir ejus, cum esset justus, et nollet 
eam traducere. 
Ant. Joseph fii David, noli timere accipere Ma- 
riam conjugem tuum. 
E SOU. xxx. 
XULTATE DEo adjutori nostro: *jubilate DEo 
Jacob. 
Sumite psalmum, et date tympanum,”* psalterium 
jucundum cum cithara. 
Buccinate in neomenia tuba, * in insigni die 
solemnitatis vestrae. 


Quia preceptum in Israel est, * et judicium DEo 
Jacob. 
Testimonium in Joseph posuit illud, cum exiret 


de terra ZEgypti: * linguam, quam non noverat, 
audivit. 


Divertit ab oneribus dorsum ejus: * manus ejus 
in cophino servierunt. 

In tribulatione invocasti me, et liberavi te: * 
exaudivi te in abscondito tempestatis; probavi te 
apud aquam contradictionis. 

Audi, populus meus, et contestabor te: * Israel 
si audieris me, non erit in te DEUS recens, neque 
adorabis deum alienum. 

Ego enim sum Dominus Davus tuus, qui eduxi te 
de terra ZEgypti; dilata os tuum, et implebo illud. 


272 SL JOSEPH 

Et non audivit populus meus vocem meam: * et 
Israel non intendit mihi. 

Et dimisi eos secundum desideria cordis eorum: 
* ibunt in adinventionibus suis. 

Si populus meus audisset me, * Israel si in viis 
meis ambulasset: 

Pro nihilo forsitan inimicos eorum humiliassem: 
*et super tribulantes eos misissem manum 
meam. 

Inimici DomINI mentiti sunt ei: * et erit tempus 
eorum in szecula. 

Et cibavit eos ex adipe frumenti; * et de petra 
melle saturavit eos. 

Gloria PATRI. 

Ant. Joseph fili David, noli timere accipere 
Mariam conjugem tuam. 

Ant. Joseph, exurgens a somno, fecit sicut 
praecepit ei angelus. 

IH 50/7. lxxxvL 
UNDAMENTA ejus in montibus sanctis: * 
diligit DoMINUS portas Sion super omnia 

tabernacula Jacob. 

Gloriosa dicta sunt de te, * civitas DEI. 

Memor ero Rahab et Babylonis* scientium 
me. 

Eccealienigenze, et Tyrus, et populus ZEthiopum, 
* hi fuerunt illic. 

Numquid Sion dicet: Homo, et homo natus est 
in ea, * et ipse fundavit eam altissimus? 

Dominus narrabit in scripturis populorum, et 
principum: *horum, qui fuerunt in ea. 

Sicut lzetantium omnium * habitatio est in te. 

Gloria PATRI. 

Ant. Joseph, exurgens a somno, fecit sicut 
precepit ei angelus. 

V. Constituit eum dominum domus sue. 
ly. Et principem omnis possessionis sue. 








ST JOSEPH 203 
Oremus. 
EUS, qui ineffabili providentia beatum Joseph 
sanctissimae Genitricis tue sponsum eligere 
dignatus es; prasta, qusesumus, ut quem prote- 
¢torem veneramur in terris, intercessorem habere 
mereamur in ccelis. Qui vivis et regnas, edc. 


HYMNUS. 
EI qui gratiz impotes 
Coelestium dona expetunt, 
Josephi nomen invocent, 
Opemque poscant supplices. 


Joseph vocato nomine 
Deus adest petentibus, 
Auget piis quaerentibus 
Culpamque delet impiis. 
Joseph piis querentibus 
Dantur beata munera, 
Datur palma victoriae 
Agonis in certamine. 


Amplexus inter Virginis, 
Castaeque prolis placido 
Vitam sopore deserens, 
Morientium fit regula. 


Illo nihil potentius, 
Cujus parentem nutibus, 
Et subditum imperiis 
DeEvuM viderunt zethera. 


Illo nihil perfectius, 

Qui sponsus almze Virginis 
Electus est, Altissimi 

Custos, parensque creditus. 

O ter beata et amplius 

Honor sit tibi, Trinitas, 

PATER, VERBUMQque, et SPIRITUS, 
Sanctoque Joseph nomini. Amen. 


T 


274 ST JOSEPH 
Ant. Adjutor est in tribulationibus, et protector 
omnibus beatus Joseph nomen suum pie invocan- 
tibus. 
V. Sit nomen beati Joseph benedictum, 
Hy. Ex hoc, nunc, et usque in saeculum. 
Oremus. 
EUS, qui, mirabilis in sanctis tuis, mirabilior 
in beato Joseph, eum celestium donorum dis- 
pensatorem super familiam tuam constituisti; 
presta, quaesumus, ut cujus nomen devoti vene- 
ramur, ejus precibus et meritis adjuti ad portum 
salutis feliciter perveniamus. Per CHRIsTUM Do- 
MINUM nostrum. Amen. 


300. Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys. 

i. 100 Days, once a day. 

ii. 300 Days, every Wednesday in the year, and every day 
of the two Novenas preceding the two feasts of St Joseph, 
i.e., his principal feast, March 19, and the feast of his Patro- 
nage (third Sunday after Easter). 

iii. Plenary, on each of these two feasts, to all who shall say 
the prayers. I, II. 

iv. Plenary, once a month. I, Il. 

v. 300 Days, on each of the first six Sundays, to all the 
faithful who say the Prayers on any seven consecutive Sun- 
days in the year. 

vi. Plenary, on each of the Seven Sundays. The same In- 
dulgence is also granted to the illiterate, wherever this 
devotion is not publicly practised, provided only they say 
seven times Pater noster, Ave Maria and Gloria Patri 
instead of the Prayers which follow. I, II, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I 

URE spouse of most holy Mary, glorious St 

Joseph, the trouble and anguish of thy heart 
were great when, being in sore perplexity, thou 
wast minded to put away thy stainless spouse; 
yet was thy joy inexpressible when the Archangel 
revealed to thee the sublime mystery of the Incar- 
nation. 


300 Pius VII, Card. Vic. December 9, 1819; Gregory XVI, January 22, 
1836; Pius IX, February 1, 1847, March 22, 1847. 











SITJOSEPH 276 

By this thy sorrow and thy joy, we pray thee 
comfort our souls now and in their last pains with 
the consolation of a well-spent life, and a holy 
death like unto thy own, with JEsus and Mary at 
our side. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

I 

OST blessed Patriarch, glorious St Joseph, 

chosen to the office of Father of the Word 
made Man, the pain was keen that thou didst feel 
when thou didst see the Infant Jesus born in abject 
poverty; but thy pain was changed into heavenly 
joy when thou didst hear the harmony of angel- 
choirs, and behold the glory of that night. 

By this thy sorrow and thy joy, we pray thee 
obtain for us that, when the journey of our life is 
ended, we too may pass to that blessed land where 
we shall hear the angel-chants, and rejoice in the 
bright light of heavenly glory. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

III 
THOU who wast ever most obedient in exe- 
cuting the law of Gop, glorious St Joseph, thy 
heart was pierced with pain when the precious 
Blood of the Infant Saviour was shed at his Cir- 
cumcision; but with the Name of JEsus new life 
and heavenly joy returned to thee. 

By this thy sorrow and thy joy, obtain for us 
that, being freed, while we still live, from every 
vice, we too may cheerfully die with the sweet 
Name of JEsUs in our hearts and on our lips. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

IV 
OST faithful Saint, glorious St Joseph, who 
wast admitted to take part in the redemption 
of man; the prophecy of Simeon foretelling the suf- 
ferings of JEsus and Mary caused thee a pang like 
that of death, but, at the same time, by his predic- 
tion of the salvation and glorious resurrection of 
innumerable souls, filled thee with great joy. 
T2 


276 SI JOSEPH 

By this thy sorrow and thy joy, help us with 
thy prayers to be of the number of those who, by 
the merits of JEsus and the intercession of his 
Virgin Mother, shall be partakers of the resurrec- 
tion to glory. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


V 

OST watchful Guardian, glorious St Joseph, 

who wast so intimately familiar with the 
Incarnate Son of Gop, greatly thou didst toil to 
nurture and to serve the Son of the Most High, 
especially in the flight thou madest with Him into 
Egypt; greatly also didst thou rejoice to have Gop 
Himself always with thee, and to see the over- 
throw of the idols of Egypt. 

By this thy sorrow and thy joy, obtain for us 
grace to keep far out of the reach of the enemy of 
our souls, by quitting all dangerous occasions, 
that so no idol of earthly affection may any longer 
occupy a place in our hearts, but that, being en- 
tirely devoted to the service of JEsus and Mary, 
we may live and die for them alone. PATER, Ave, 
Gloria. 

VI 

NGEL on earth, glorious St Joseph, who 

didst so wonder to see the King of Heaven 
obedient to thy bidding, the consolation thou hadst 
at his return from Egypt was disturbed by the 
fear of Archelaus, butnevertheless, being reassured 
by the angel, thou didst go back and dwell hap- 
pily at Nazareth, in the company of JEsus and 
Mary. 

By this thy sorrow and thy joy, obtain for us 
that, having our hearts freed from idle fears, we 
may enjoy the peace of a tranquil conscience, 
dwelling safely with Jesus and Mary, and dying 
at last in their arms. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


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SI | Oo Mier 244 
VII 

XAMPLE of holy living, glorious St Joseph, 
when through no fault of thine thou didst lose 
Jesus, the Holy Child, thou didst search for Him 
with great sorrow for three days, until with joy 
unspeakable thou didst find Him, who was thy 

Life, amidst the doctors in the Temple. 

By this thy sorrow and thy joy, we pray thee 
with our whole hearts so to interpose always in 
our behalf, that we may never lose JEsus by mortal 
sin, and if we are at any time so wretched as to 
lose Him, then we pray thee to aid us to seek 
Him with unwearied sorrow until we find Him, 
particularly in the hour of our death, that we 
may pass from this life to enjoy Him for ever in 
heaven, there to sing with thee his divine mercies 
without end. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Ant. JEsus Himself was about thirty years old, 
being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph. 

V. Pray for us, holy Joseph. 
ky. That we may be made worthy of the promises 
of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who in thine ineffable providence didst 
vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the 
spouse of thy most holy Mother; grant, we be- 
seech Thee, that we may have him for our inter- 
cessor in heaven, whom on earth we venerate as 
our holy Protector. Who livest and reignest, 
world without end. Amen. 


301. Novena of St Joseph. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, during the Novena. 1, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
This Novena may be made at any time of the year, and 
with any form of prayer sanctioned by competent ecclesi- 
astical authority. 


301 Pius IX, November 26, 1876. 


278 ST JOSEPH 
302. Month of March. 

i. 300 Days, each day. 

ii. Plenary, on any one day. 1, II, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

The month may be eitherthat of March, or a month termi- 
nating on the feast of St Joseph, March 19. 

Personslegitimately hindered from practising this devotion 
in March may substitute any other month. 

The devotion consists of any prayers or other pious prac- 
tice in honour of the Saint. 


303. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


EMEMBER, most pure spouse of Mary ever- 

Virgin, my loving protector, St Joseph, that 
never has it been heard that anyone ever invoked 
thy protection, or besought aid of thee, without 
being consoled. In this confidence I come before 
thee, I fervently recommend myself to thee. Despise 
not my prayer, foster-father of our REDEEMER, but 
do thou in thy pity receive it. Amen. 


304. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


IRGINUM custos, et UARDIAN of vir- 

pater Sancte Joseph, gins, and holy father 
cujus fideli custodie ipsa Joseph, to whose faith- 
innocentia CHRISTUS JE- ful custody CHRIST JE- 
SUS, et Virgo virginum SUS, Innocence itself, 
Maria commissa fuit; te and Mary, Virgin or 
per hoc utrumque carissi- virgins, were commit- 
mum pignus, JESUM et ted; I pray and beseech 
Mariam, obsecro, et ob- thee, by these dear 
testor, ut me ab omni pledges, JEsus and Ma- 
immunditia ^X preeserva- ry, that, being preserved 
tum, mente incontamina- from all uncleanness, I 
ta, puro corde et casto may with spotless mind, 


302 Pius IX, April 27, 1865; July 18, 1877. 
303 Pius IX, Br..June 26, 1863. 304 Pius IX, February 4, 1877. 








ST JOSEPH 279 
corpore JESU et Maria pure heart and chaste 
semper facias castissime body, ever serve JESUS 
famulari. Amen. and Mary most chastely 

all the days of my life. 
Amen. 


305. Prayer to St Joseph, Patron of the Uni- 


versal Church. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


MOST powerful Patriarch, St Joseph, Patron 

of that universal Church which has always 
invoked thee in anxieties and tribulations; from 
the lofty seat of thy glory lovingly regard the 
Catholic world. Let it move thy paternal heart to 
see the mystical Spouse of CunisT and his Vicar 
weakened by sorrow and persecuted by powerful 
enemies. We beseech thee, by the most bitter suf- 
fering thou didst experience on earth, to wipe away 
in mercy the tears of the revered Pontiff, to defend 
and liberate him, and to intercede with the Giver 
of peace and charity, that every hostile power 
being overcome and every error being destroyed, 
the whole Church may serve the Gop of all bless- 
ings in perfect liberty: ut destructis adversitatibus 
et erroribus universis Ecclesia secura DEo serviat 
libertate. Amen. 


306. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS St Joseph, chosen by Gop to be 

the reputed father of JEsus, the most pure 
spouse of Mary ever Virgin, and the head of the 
Holy Family, and then elected by the Vicar of 
CHRIST to be the heavenly Patron and Protector 
of the Church founded by Jesus CurisT; with the 
greatest confidence I implore at this time thy 


305 Leo XIII, March, 1882. 306 Leo XIII, July 18, 1885. 


280 ST JOSEPH 

powerful aid for the entire Church militant. Pro- 
tect in a special manner with thy truly paternal 
love the Supreme Pontiff and all the bishops and 
priests united to the See of St Peter. Defend all 
those who labour for souls in the midst of the - 
afflictions and tribulations of this life, and obtain 
the willing submission of every nation throughout 
the world to the Church, the necessary means of 
salvation for all. 

O dearest St Joseph, be pleased to accept the 
consecration which I make to thee of myself. I 
dedicate myself entirely to thee that thou mayest 
ever be my father, my protector, and my guide in 
the way of salvation. Obtain for me great purity 
of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. 
Grant that after thy example all my actions may 
be directed to the greater glory of Gop, in union 
with the divine Heart of JEsus and the immaculate 
heart of Mary, and with thee. Finally, pray for me 
that I may be able to share in the peace and ioy of 
thy most holy death. Amen. 


307. Prayers for those in their Agony. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


TERNAL Farnzm, by the love which Thou 

bearest to St Joseph, chosen by Thee from 
among all men to represent Thee on earth, have 
pity on us and on poor souls in their agony. PATER, 
Ave, Gloria. 

Eternal and divine Sow, by the love which Thou 
bearest to St Joseph, thy most faithful guardian 
on earth, have pity on us and on all poor souls in 
their agony. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Eternal and divine Spirit, by the love Thou 
bearest to St Joseph, who with so great solicitude 
watched over most holy Mary the Spouse of thy 


307 Leo XIII, May 17, 1884. 








ST JOSEPH 281 
predilection, have pity on us and on all poor souls 
in their agony. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


308. Prayer. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, if said after the 

Rosary in October. 
ii. 300 Days, once a day, at other times (and in this case 
the words in italics are omitted). 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
O thee, O blessed Joseph, do we fly in our 
tribulation, and having zmplored the help oj 
thy most holy spouse, we confidently crave thy 
patronage a/so. Through that charity which bound 
thee to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of Gop, 
and through the paternal love with which thou 
didst embrace the Child JEsus, we humbly beseech 
thee graciously to regard the inheritance which 
Jesus Curist hath purchased by his Blood, and 
with thy power and strength to aid us in our 
necessities. 

O most watchful Guardian of the Divine Family, 
defend the chosen children of JEsus Cunisr; O 
most loving Father, ward off from us every con- 
tagion of error and corrupting influence; O our 
most mighty protector, be propitious tous and from 
Heaven assist us in this our struggle with the 
power of darkness; and, as once thou didst rescue 
the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect 
Gop's holy Church from the snares of the enemy 
and from all adversity: shield, too, each one of us 
by thy constant protection, so that, supported by 
thine example and thine aid, we may be able to 
live piously, to die holily, and to obtain eternal 
happiness in Heaven. Amen. 


308 Leo XIII, Enc. August 15, 1889; Indul. September 21, 1889. 


282 ST JOSEPH 
309. Prayer of St Bernadine of Siena. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


EMENTO nostri, E mindful of us, O 

beate Joseph; et blessed Joseph, and 
tue orationis suffragio intercede on our behalf 
apud tuum putativum Fi- with thy reputed Son; 
lium intercede; sed et and secure for us the 
beatissimam . Virginem favour of thy most holy 
Sponsam tuam nobis pro- Virgin Spouse, the Mo- 
pitiam redde, que mater ther of Him who liveth 
est ejus, qui cum PATRE and reigneth with the 
et SPIRITU SANCTO vivit FATHER and the HoLy 
et regnat per infinita se- GHosr, world without 
cula seculorum. Amen. end. Amen. 


310. Invocation. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


AC nos innocuam, Jo- RANT, O holy Jo- 
seph, decurrere vitam, seph, that, ever se- 
sitque tuo semper tuta cure under thy protec- 
patrocinio. tion, we may pass our 


lives without guilt. 


311. Invocation. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


T JOSEPH, foster-father of our Lorp JEsus 
CHRIST, and true spouse of Mary ever Virgin, 
pray for us. 


312. Ejaculation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ST JOSEPH, model and patron of those who love 
the Sacred Heart of JEsus, pray for us. 


309 Leo XIII, December 14, 1889. 310 Leo XIII, March 18, 1882. 
311 Leo XIII, Mot. Pr. May 15, 1891. °12Leo XIII, December r9, 1891. 








ST JOSEPH 283 
313. Prayer for the Observance of Sundays 
and Feast Days. 


300 Days. T.Q. (See Instructions, p. 1. 

OST glorious Patriarch, St ipse obtain, 

we beseech thee, from our LoRD JEsus CHRIST 
a most abundant blessing on all who keep festival 
days holy; obtain for us that those who profane 
them may know, in time, the great evil they 
commit, and the chastisements which they draw 
down upon themselves in this life and in the next, 
and may be converted without delay. 

O most blessed St Joseph, thou who on the 
Lonp's day didst cease from every labour of thy 
craft, and with JEsus and Mary didst fulfil the 
duties of religion with most lively devotion, bless 
the pious work of the sanctification of feast-days, 
erected under thy most powerful patronage; cause 
it to spread to every home, office, and workshop, 
so that the day may soon come when all the Chris- 
tian populace may on feast-days abstain from for- 
bidden work, seriously attend to the salvation ot 
their souls, and give glory to Gop, who liveth and 
reigneth, world without end. Amen. 


314. Prayer to St Joseph. 


100 Days, twice a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. I.) 


() JOSEPH, virgo pa- JOSEPH, virgin 
ter JESU, purissime father of JESUS, 
sponse Virginis Mariz, most pure spouse of the 
quotidie deprecare pro Virgin Mary, pray for 
nobisipsumJEsuMFiLiUM us daily to the Son of 
DEI, ut, armis suze gra- Gop, that, armed with 
tie muniti, legitime cer- the weapons of his 
tantes in vita ab eodem grace, we may fight as 


coronemur in morte. we ought in life, and 
be crowned by Him in 
death. 


313 Pius X, December 1, 1905. 314 Pius X, November 26, 1906. 


284 ST JOSEPH 
315. Prayer to St J oseph. 


300 Days, once a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. I.) 


LORIOUS St Joseph, model of all those who 

are devoted to labour, obtain for me the grace 
to work in a spirit of penance for the expiation of 
my many sins; to work conscientiously, putting 
the call of duty above my inclinations; to work 
with gratitude and joy, considering it an honour 
to employ and develop, by means of labour, the 
gifts received from Gop; to work with order, 
peace, moderation and patience, without ever 
recoiling before weariness or difficulties; to work, 
above all, with purity of intention, and with de- 
tachment from self, having always death before 
my eyes and the account which I must render of 
time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of 
vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work 
of Gop. All for JEsus, all for Mary, all after thy 
example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my 
watchword in life and in death. Amen. 

315 Pius X, March 15, 1907. 











XIII. VARIOUS SAINTS 
ST JOACHIM 
316. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GREAT andglorious patriarch St Joachim, how 

I rejoice to think that thou wast chosen from 
among all the Saints toco-operate inthedivine mys- 
teries, and enrich the world by bestowing on it the 
great Motherof Gop, mostholy Mary! Bythis singu- 
lar privilege thou hast become so powerful with the 
Mother and the Son as to obtain whatever graces 
may be necessary for us. With great confidence, 
then, I have recourse to thy most powerful pro- 
tection, and I commend to thee all the wants of my 
family, both spiritual and temporal, as well as my 
own; and especially I appeal to thee for the par- 
ticular grace which I desire and expect from thy 
paternal intercession. And since thou wast a per- 
fect model of the interior life, obtain for me interior 
recollection and a distaste for the fleeting goods of 
this earth, with a lively and persevering love of 
Jesus and Mary. Obtain for me, too, devotion and 
sincere obedience to Holy Church, and to the 
Supreme Pontiff who governs her, so that I may 
live and die in Faith, Hope, and perfect Charity, 
invoking the most holy names of Jesus and Mary, 
and may save my soul. Amen. PATER, Ave, Gloria, 
thrice. 


3I7, raver. 


300 Days, once a day.* 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


QO JOACHIM sancte, HOLY Joachim, 
conjux Anne, Pater husband of Anne, 
almae Virginis, hic famu- father of the Blessed 
lis confer salutis opem. Virgin, bestow on thy 
servants here help and 
salvation. 
316 Leo XIII, March 2o, 1886. 317 Pius X, June 16, 1906. 


286 VARIOUS SAINTS 
318. Prayer. 
300 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

GREAT patriarch St Joachim, by that singu- 

lar privilege by which thou wast chosen by 
Divine Providence to present to the world that 
Immaculate Queen in whom all nations should be 
blessed, and who should bear in her virginal bosom 
the salvation of the human race; we thy devout 
clients rejoice with thee over this beautiful privi- 
lege, and we implore thy special protection for 
ourselves and our families. Do not allow, O dear 
Saint, the devil or sin to have any place in our 
souls, nor the perverse maxims of the world to 
seduce us, nor permit us to live unmindful of that 
eternity for which we have been created. Obtain 
for us from Gop a firm faith, unshaken by the im- 
pieties and errors which are scattered abroad by 
sects hostile to the Church and to the Apostolic 
See, a sincere and constant affection for the Vicar 
of Jesus Curist, the Roman Pontiff, a generous 
and indomitable courage in refuting the calumnies 
uttered against everything that is most sacred and 
revered in our holy religion. Thou who art power- 
ful through the love which thy holy daughter, 
Mary, bears thee, help on the cause of the Church, 
obtain for her the long-desired triumph, scatter 
the powers of darkness, humble their pride, and 
cause the light of truth and of the Faith to out- 
shine every falsehood. Grant us, above everything, 
a tender and filial devotion to most holy Mary, thy 
dear daughter and our Mother, so that daily hon- 
ouring her with devout homage we may deserve 
to be counted by her among the happy company 
of her children, and after the miseries of this exile 
to be brought by her to Paradise, there to praise 
the mercies of Gop for ever. Amen. PATER, Ave, 
Gloria, thrice. 

318 Leo XIII, Mot. Pr. August 16, 1890 








VARIOUS SAINTS 287 


ST ANNE 
319. Prayer. | 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

ITH deep and heartfelt veneration I prostrate 

myself before thee, O glorious St Anne. Thou 
art that creation of privilege and predilection, who 
through thy extraordinary virtues and sanctity 
wast worthy to receive from Gop the supreme grace 
of giving life tothetreasure-houseof allgraces, bles- 
sed among women, Mother of the Word Incarnate, 
themostholy Virgin Mary. Deign, therefore, O most 
compassionate saint, for the sake of this lofty 
privilege, to receive me into the number of thy true 
followers, for such IprotestI amand desiretoremain 
so long as I may live. Surround me with thy power- 
ful patronage, and obtain for me from Gop the 
grace to imitate those virtues with which thou wast 
so abundantly adorned. Grant that I may know 
and bitterly lament my sins. Obtain for me a most 
lively affection for JEsus and Mary, and fidelity 
and constancy in the practice of the duties of my 
state. Preserve me from every danger in life, and 
assist me in the moment of my death, so that, 
safe in Paradise, I may unite with thee, most 
blessed Mother, in praising the Word of Gop 
made man in the bosom of thy most pure child, 
the Virgin Mary. Amen. PATER, Ave, Gloria, thrice. 


SS. PETER AND PAUL 
320. Prayer. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, once on any Feast of St Peter and St Paul, or 
on one of the nine days preceding or eight days following 
such feast. I, II, III, IV. 

N.B.— The visit must be made to a church or altar dedi- 
cated to these Saints, and there the prayer must be recited. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


319 Leo XIII, March 20, 1886. 
320 Pius VI, Mem. July 28, 1778; Pius IX, June 18, 1876, 


288 VARIOUS SAINTS 
' Y BLESSED Apostles Peter and Paul, I elect 
you this day for my special protectors and 
advocates with Gop. In all humility I rejoice with 
thee, blessed Peter, Prince of the Apostles, be- 
cause thou art the rock whereon Gop hath built 
his Church; and I rejoice with thee, too, blessed 
Paul, because thou wast chosen of Gop for a 
vessel of election and a preacher of the truth 
throughout the world. Obtain for me, I beseech 
you both, a lively faith, firm hope, and perfect 
charity, entire detachment from myself, contempt 
of the world, patience in adversity, humility in 
prosperity, attention in prayer, purity of heart, 
right intention in my works, diligence in the fulfil- 
ment of all the duties of my state of life, constancy 
in my good resolutions, resignation to the holy 
will of Gop, perseverance in Divine grace unto 
death; that, having overcome, by your joint inter- 
cession and your glorious merits, the temptations 
of the world, the flesh and the devil, I may be 
made worthy to appear before the face of the chief 
and eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Curist our 
Lorp, to enjoy Him and to love Him forall eternity, 
who with the FATHER and the Hoty Guost, liveth 
and reigneth ever, world without end. Amen. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


321. Responsory of St Peter. 

i. 100 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, on the feast of St Peter's Chair in Rome, 
January 18, and also on the feast of St Peter's Chains, 
August I. I, Il, III, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

N.B.—The visit must be to a Church or Altar dedicated 
to st Peter. 


I vis patronum qua- CEEK ye a patron to 
rere, defend 
Si vis potentem vindicem, Your cause?—then, one 
Quid jam moraris? invoca and all, [Prince 


Apostolorum principem. Without delay upon the 
Of the Apostles call. 


321 Pius VI, June 22, 1782. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 


O sancte cceli Claviger, 
Tu nos precando subleva; 
Tu redde nobis pervia 
Aule superna limina. 


Ut ipse multis poenitens 
Culpam rigasti lacrymis, 
Sic nostra tolli poscimus 
Fletu perenni crimina. 

O sancte coeli, ec. 


Sicut fuisti ab angelo 

Tuis solutus vinculis, 

Tu nos iniquis exue 

Tot implicatos nexibus. 
O sancte coeli, ezc. 


O firma Petra Ecclesiz, 
Columna flecti nescia, 
Da robur et constantiam, 
Error fidem ne subruat. 
O sancte coeli, ezc. 


Romam tuo qui sanguine 
Olim sacrasti, protege; 
In teque confidentibus 
Praesta salutem gentibus. 
O sancte coeli, ezc. 


289 
Blest holder of the hea- 
venly keys, 

Thy prayers we all im- 
plore; 

Unlock to us the sacred 
bars 
Ofheaven'seternaldoor. 


By penitential tears thou 
didst 
The path of life regain; 
Teach us with thee to 
weep our sins, 
And wash away their 
stain. 

Blest holder, ezc. 


The angel touch'd thee, 

and forthwith 

Thy chains from off thee 

fell; 

Oh, loose us from the 

subtle coils 

That bind us fast to hell. 
Blest holder, ezc. 


Firm rock, whereon the 

Church is based, 

Pillar that cannot bend, 

With strength endueus; 

and the faith 

From heresy defend. 
Blest holder, ezc. 


Save Rome, which from 

the daysof old — [fied; 

Thy blood hath sanécti- 

And help the nations of 

the earth 

That in thy help confide. 
Blest holder, ezc. 


U 


290 
Tu rem tuere publicam, 
Qui te colunt, fidelium, 
Ne lesa sit contagiis, 
Ne scissa sit discordiis. 
O sancte coeli, ezc. 


Quos hostis antiquus do- 

los 

Instruxit in nos, destrue; 

Truces et iras comprime, 

Ne clade nostra sceviat. 
O sancte coeli, ezc. 


Contra furentis impetus 
In morte vires suffice, 
Ut et supremo vincere 
Possimus in certamine. 

O sanéte coeli, ezc. 
Gloria PATRI et FILIo et 
SPIRITUI SANCTO. 

O sancte coeli, efc. 


Ant. Tues Pastor ovium, 
Princeps Apostolorum ; 
tibi traditae sunt claves 
regni ccelorum. 


X Tues Petrus: 

ky. Et super hanc petram 
eedificabo ecclesiam me- 
am. 


VARIOUS SAINTS 


Oh, worshipp'd by all 
Christendom, 
Her realms in. peace 
maintain ; 
Let no contagion sap 
her strength, 
No discord 
twain. 

Blest holder, ezc. 


The weapons which our 

ancient foe 

Againstus doth prepare, 

Crush thou; nor suffer 

us to fall 

Into his deadly snare. 
Blest holder, ec. 


Guard us through life; 
and in that hour 
When our last flight 
draws nigh, 
O'er death, o'er hell, o'er 
Satan's power, 
Gain us the victory. 
Blest holder, ezc. 
Glory be to the FATHER 
and to the SoN and to 
the Horv Gnosr. 
Blest holder, ezc. 


Ant. 'Thou art the Shep- 
herd of thesheep, Prince 
of the Apostles; to thee 
were given the keys of 
the Kingdom of Heaven. 
V. Thot are Peter 

ky. And upon this rock 
will I build my Church. 


rend in 














VARIOUS SAINTS 29I 


Oremus. Let us pray. 
POSTOPICIS- nos; LORD, we beseech 
DoMINE quaesumus, Thee, raise us up by 


beati PetriApostoli tuiat- the Apostolic might of 
tolle praesidiis: ut quanto blessed Peter, thy Apos- 
fragiliores sumus, tanto tle; that, the weaker we 
ejus intercessione validi- are in ourselves, the 
oribus auxiliis foveamur; more powerful may be 
et jugiter apostolica de- the assistance whereby 
fensione muniti, nec suc- we are strengthened 
cumbamus vitiis, nec op- throughhisintercession; 
primamur adversis. Per that thus, ever fortified 
CHRISTUM, e£c. by the protection of thy 
Apostle, we may neither 
yield to sin nor be over- 
whelmed by adversity. 
Through CurisT our 
Lorp. Amen. 
322. Responsory of St Paul. 
i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, on January 25, the feast of the Conversion of 


St Paul, and on June 30, the feast of his Commemoration. 
I, IJ, III, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 


N.B.— The visit must be to a church or altar dedicated 
to this Saint. 


RESSI malorum pon- LL ye who groan 
dere beneath 
Adite Paulum supplices, A load of ills oppress'd, 
Qui certa largus desuper Entreat St Paul, and he 


Dabit salutis pignora. will pray [rest. 
The Lorp to give you 

O grata coelo Victima O victim dear to Hea- 

Doctorque, amorque, ven! 

gentium, O Paul, thou teacher 


O Paule, nos te vindicem, true! 
Nos te patronum posci- Thou love and joy of 
mus. Christendom, 


To thee for help we sue. 
322 Pius VII, Card. Vic., January 23, 1806. 


U2 


292 
Nam tu beato concitus 
Divino amoris impetu, 
Quos insecutor oderas, 
Defensor inde amplecte- 
ris. 


O grata, ezc. 


Non te procellae, et ver- 
bera, 
Non vincla, et ardor hos- 
tium, 
Non dira mors deterruit, 
Ne sancto adesses coetui. 


O grata, ezc. 
Amoris eja pristini 
Ne sis, precamur, imme- 
mor, 
Et nos superne languidos 
In spem reducas gratize. 


O grata, etc. 


Te destruantur auspice 
Seve inferorum machi- 
ne, 

Et nostra templa publicis 
Petita votis insonent. 


O grata, e/c. 


Te deprecante floreat 
Ignara damni charitas, 


VARIOUS SAINTS 


Pierced by the flame of 
love, 

Descending from on 
high, 

"Twas thine to preach 
the faith which once 


. Thou soughtest to de- 


stroy. 
O victim, ezc. 


Nor toil, nor threatened 
death, 
Nor tempest, scourge, 
nor chain, 
Couldfrom theassembly 
of the saints 
Thy loving heart detain. 
O victim, ec. 
Oh, by that quenchless 
love 
Which burnt in thee of 
yore, 
Take pity on our miser- 
les, 
Our fainting hope re- 
store. 
O victim, ezc. 


True champion of the 
Lorp, 

Crush thou the schemes 
of hell, 

And with adoring mul- 
titudes 

Thy sacred temples fill. 

O victim, ezc. 

Through thy prevailing 
prayer 

May charity abound; 








VARIOUS SAINTS 


Quam nulla turbent jur- 
gia, 
Nec ullus error sauciet. 


O grata, ezc. 


Quaterracumque diditur, 
Jungatur uno fcedere, 
Tuisque semper affluat 
Salubre nectar litteris. 


O grata, ezc. 


Det velle nos quod im- 
perat, 

Det posse Summus Ar- 
biter, 

Ne fluctuantes horridze 
Caligo noctis obruat. 


O grata, efc. 


talon ATR, et. [FIEIO, 
EIC. 


O grata, ezc. 


Ant. Vas Electionis est 
mihi iste, ut portet nomen 
meum coram gentibus, et 
regibus, et filiis Israel. 


295 
Sweet charity, which 
knows no ill, 

Which nothing can con- 
found. 


O victim, ec. 


To earth's remotest 
shores 
May one same faith ex- 
tend; 
And thyepistlesthrough 
all climes 
Their blessed perfume 
send. 

O victim, ezc. 


Grant us the will and 
power 

To serve Thee, Gop of 
might, 

Lest, wav'ring still and 
unprepared, 

We sink in depths of 
night. 

O victim, ezc. 


Praise to the FATHER 


be; 

Praise to the SoN who 
rose; 

Praise to the SPIRIT 
PARACLETE; 
Whileageonages flows. 


O victim, e£c. 


Ant. He is my Vessel of 
Election, to carry my 
Name among the gen- 
tiles and kings and the 
children of Israel. 


294 
V. Ora pro nobis, sancte 
Paule Apostole. 

ky. Ut digni efficiamur 
promissionibus CHRISTI. 


Oremus. 

MNIPOTENS sem- 

piterne DEvs, qui be- 
ato Apostolo tuo Paulo, 
quid faceret ut impleretur 
SPIRITU SANCTO, divina 
miseratione  pracepisti : 
ejus dirigentibus monitis, 
et suffragantibus meritis 
concede, ut servientes tibi 
in timore et tremore, cce- 
lestium donorum conso- 
latione repleamur. Per 
CHRISTUM DOMINUM no- 
strum. 


ky. Amen. 


VARIOUS SAINTS 


V. Prayfor us, O blessed 

Apostle Paul. 

ky. That we may be 

made worthy of the pro- 

mises of CHRIST. 

Let us pray. 
EMIGH TY ana 
eternal Gop, who 

in thy divine compassion 

didst direct thy blessed 

Apostle Paul what to do 

that he might be filled 

with thy Horv SPIRIT; 
grant that we may be so 
counselled by his teach- 
ing, and aided by the 
suffrage of his merits, 
that, serving Thee in 
fear and trembling, we 
may be filled with the 
consolation of thy hea- 
venly gifts. Through 
Curistour Lorp. Amen. 


323. Veneration of St Peter’s Statue. 





i. 50 Days, to any one who shall, with contrite heart and 
devotion, kiss the foot of the bronze statue of this Apostle 
in St Peter's at Rome. Iv. T.Q. 

ii. so Days, once a day, for kissing the foot of a copy of 
the said statue, blessed by the Sovereign Pontiff; available 
for all the members of the family dwelling in the house 
where the statue is kept. Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


324. Prayer to St Paul. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
323 Pius IX, Br. May 15,1857; February 4, 1877; Leo XIII, Bfs. April 27, 


I . 
321 Pius X, January 18, 1905. 





VARIOUS SAINTS 295 
GLORIOUS St Paul, who from a persecutor 
of the Christian name didst become an Apostle 
of burning zeal, and who, in order that JEsus CHRIST 
might be known to the furthermost bounds of the 
earth, didst joyfully suffer imprisonment, scourg- 
ing, stoning, shipwreck, and every kind of perse. 
cution, and who didst finally shed thy blood to the 
last drop; obtain for us the grace of accepting, as 
divine favours, the infirmities, torments and cala- 
mities of this life, so that we may not be drawn 
from the service of Gop by the vicissitudes of this 
our exile, but on the contrary may prove ourselves 
more and more faithful and fervent. Amen. 


ST JOHN, APOSTLE & EVANGELIST 
325. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS Apostle, who, on account of thy 

virginal purity, wast so beloved by JEsus as 
to deserve to lay thy head upon his divine breast, 
and to be left, in his place, as son to his most holy 
Mother; I beg thee to inflame me with a most 
ardent love towards Jesus and Mary. Obtain for 
me from our Lorp that I, too, with a heart purified 
from earthly affections, may be made worthy to be 
ever united to Jesus as a faithful disciple, and. to 
Mary as a devoted son, both here on earth and 
eternally in heaven. Amen. 


ST EMIGDIUS, BISHOP & MARTYR 
326. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GOD of infinite goodness, who hast given the 

crown of glory and honour to the martyred 

Bishop St Emigdius, we humbly pray Thee through 

his merits for that spirit of active faith which he in- 
25 Leo XIII, December 8, 1897. 326 Leo XIII, June 26, 1894. 


296 VARIOUS SAINTS 

spired by his word and commended by his example, 
at last confirming the truth with his blood. Deign, 
I beseech Thee, O Lorp, to preserve me from ruin 
by earthquake, through the intercession of this 
same glorious saint, to whom Thou hast given 
special power to protect his clients from this fearful 
scourge. Amen. 


327. Invocation. 
100 Days, once a day. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
By the intercession and merits of the holy Father 
Emigdius, from earthquake and all evil deliver us, 
O LoRp. 


ST CHALCEDONIUS, MARTYR 
328. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

OST glorious martyr St Chalcedonius, I rejoice 

with thee and return thanks to Gop for the 
sublime glory to which He has raised thee in 
Heaven, and specially for the great power which 
He has conferred upon thee of obtaining graces on 
behalf of those who are devout to thee. Behold me, 
then, O blessed Chalcedonius, suppliant at thy feet, 
praying thee to come to the aid of me, a humble 
client, and to obtain from Gop the grace I ask of 
thee (Aere insert the grace required). Most blessed 
Saint, be ever my advocate and protector; assist 
me in every approach of danger; succour me in all 
my necessities; free me from every peril of soul and 
body; keep me under thy powerful patronage all 
my life long, and specially in the awful moment of 
my death; that so, after having enjoyed thy most 
powerful protection here on earth, I may come to 
thank, praise, and enjoy Gop with thee above in 
heaven for all eternity. Amen. 


327 Leo XIII, June 26, 1894. 
328 Leo XIII, September 17, 1892. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 297 
ST GREGORY VII 
329. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


INVINCIBLE defender of the liberty of the 

Church, by that fortitude which thou didst 
manifest, O glorious St Gregory, in maintaining 
her rights against the powers of earth and hell 
conspiring together, extend from heaven, we pray 
thee, thy powerful arm over the Church, to 
strengthen and defend her in the terrible warfare 
in which she is engaged at this very time. Above 
all, encourage in the bitter struggle the august 
Pontiff, who has inherited with thy episcopal chair 
some of the fearlessness of thine own heart, and 
obtain that he may see his pious efforts crowned 
by the triumph of the Church and the return of the 
wandering to the right path. By thy means let all 
the earth know, once for all, that it is in vain to do 
battle against that faith which has ever conquered 
and will ever conquer the world: **hzec est victoria 
qua vincit mundum, fides nostra,"—'*this is the 
viétory which overcomes the world, our faith." 
This is the prayer which we with one mind and 
heart send up to thee, and we trust that after we 
have been heard on earth thou wilt summon us one 
day to join thee in heaven in the presence of the 
Eternal Pontiff, who with the FATHER and the Horv 
SPIRIT liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen. 


Si Les: Vv 
330. Hymn. 


i. 40 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary from First Vespers till sunset on the Feast, 
May 5, if said before an altar or relic of the Saint, or ina 
Dominican church. 1, I, 1v. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


329 Pius IX, February 4, 1873. 
330 Pius VIII, October 2, 1830. 


298 VARIOUS SAINTS 


ELLI tumultus in- 
gruit, 
Cultus Derr contemnitur; 
Ultrixque culpam perse- 
quens 
Jam poena terris imminet. 


Quem nos in hoc discri- 
mine 

Coelestium de sedibus 
Przsentiorem vindicem, 
Quam te, Pie, invocabi- 
mus? 


Nemo, beate Pontifex, 

Intensiore robore 

Quam tu superni numi- 

nis 

Promovit in terris decus. 
Quem nos, ec. 


Ausisve fortioribus 

Avertit a cervicibus, 

Quod Christianis genti- 

bus 

Jugum parabant barbari. 
Quem nos, eec. 


Tu comparatis classibus, 
Votis magis sed fervidis 
Ad insulas Echinadas 
Fundis tyrannum Thra- 
ciae. 

Quem nos, ezc. 


ARS and tumults 
fill the earth; 
Men the fear of Gop 


despise; 
Retribution, vengeance, 
wrath, [ skies. 


Brood upon the angry 
Holy Pius! Pope sub- 
lime! 

Whom, in this most evil 
time— 

Whom, oL saints. 
bliss, can we... [thee ? 
Better call to aid than 


None: more« miphtily, 
than thou 

Hath, by holy deed or 
word, 

Through the spacious 
earth below 

Spread the glory of the 
Lonp. Holy Pius, ezc. 


Thine it was, O pontiff 
brave! 

Pontiff of eternal Rome! 
From barbaric yoke to 
save 

Terror-stricken Chris- 
tendom. Holy Pius, ec. 


When Lepanto's gulf 
beheld, 

Strewn upon its waters 
fair, 

Turkey's countless navy 
yield 

To the power ob thy 
prayer: Holy Pius, ezc. 








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VARIOUS SAINTS 


Absensque eodem tem- 


pore, 
Hostis fuit quo perditus, 


Vides, et adstantes doces 


Pugna secundos exitus. 
Quem nos, ezc. 


Majora qui ccelo potes, 


Tu supplices nunc aspice, 


'Tu civium discordias 


Compesce, et iras hosti- 


um. 
Quem nos, ezc. 


Precante te, pax aurea 
Terras revisat; ut DEO 
Tuti queamus reddere 
Mox letiora cantica. 
Quem nos, ezc. 


«br beata Irnitas 

Uni Dro sit gloria, 

Laus, et potestas omnia 

Per szeculorum secula. 
Amen. 


Y. Ora pro nobis, beate 


Pie. 


Ry. Ut digni efficiamur 


promissionibus CHRISTI. 


299 
Who meanwhile with 
prophet's eye 

Didst the distant battle 
see, 
And announce to stan- 
ders-by 

That same moment's 
victory. Holy Pius, ezc. 


Mightier now and glori- 
fied, 

Hear the suppliant cry 
we pour; 
Crushrebellion'shaugh- 
ty pride; 

Quell the din of rising 
war. Holy Pius, ec. 


At thy prayer may gold- 
en peace 

Down to earth descend 
again: 

Licence, discord, trou- 
ble cease; 

Justice, truth and order 
reign. Holy Pius, ezc. 


To the Lon» of endless 
days, 
One Almighty Trinity, 
Sempiternal glory, 
praise, 
Honour," mieht, 
blessing be. 

Holy Pius, ede. 


and 


V. Pray for us, blessed 
Pius. 

Ry. That we may be 
made worthy of the 
promises of CHRIST. 


300 
Oremus. 
EUS, qui ad conte- 
rendos ecclesiz tuze 
hostes, et ad divinum cul- 
tum reparandum beatum 
Pium Pontificem Maxi- 
mum eligere dignatus es: 
facnosipsiusdefendi pre- 
sidiis, et ita tuis inhaerere 
obsequiis, utomnium hos- 


VARIOUS SAINTS 


Let us pray 

OD, who, to the 

destruction of the 
enemies of thy Church 
and for the restoration 
of thy holy worship 
didst vouchsafe to elect 
blessed Pius to be thy 
High Priest; grant us 
so to be defended by 


tium superatis insidiis 
perpetua pace letemur. 
Per CHRISTUM DoMINUM 
nostrum. ky. Amen. 


his protection, and so 
to remain stedfast in 
thy service, that, over- 
coming the snares of 
all our enemies, we may 
enjoy perpetual peace. 
Through CHRIST our 
Lorp. Amen. 


ST NICHOLAS OF BARI 
331. Prayer. 


50 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


T NICHOLAS, my special protector, from that 

bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision 
of thy Gop, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; obtain 
for me from Gop that grace and assistance of which, 
in my present necessities, spiritual and temporal, I 
am most in want, and especially the grace of N—, 
if such be expedient for my eternal welfare. Remem- 
ber, moreover, O glorious and holy Bishop, our So- 
vereign Pontiff, the Holy Church, and this City of 
Rome. Bring back to the right way of salvation 
those who live steeped in sin or buried in the dark- 
ness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the 
sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the 
weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; 


331 Gregory XVI, December 22, 1832. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 301 
let all experience the effects of thy powerful inter- 
cession with Him who is Supreme Giver of all good. 
Amen. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Y. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas. 
ky. That we may be made worthy of the promises 
of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who hast honoured and ceasest not daily 
to honour thy glorious Confessor and Pontiff, 
blessed Nicholas, withinnumerable miracles; grant, 
we beseech Thee, that by his merits and prayers 
we may be delivered from the fire of hell and from 
all other dangers. Through Curist our LoRD 
Amen. 


ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI 
332. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instru&tions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS Saint Alphonsus, my most be- 

loved protector, thou who hast laboured and 
suffered so much to secure to men the fruits of 
Redemption, behold the miseries of my poor soul, 
and have pity on me. Through thy powerful inter- 
cession with JEsus and Mary, obtain for me true 
repentance, together with the pardon of my past 
faults, a great horror of sin, and strength always 
to resist temptation. Impart to me, I pray thee, a 
spark of that ardent charity with which thy heart 
was ever inflamed; and grant that, imitating thee, 
I may make the good pleasure of Gop the only 
rule of my life. Obtain for me, moreover, a fervent 
and constant love for Jesus CHRIST, and a tender 
and filial devotion to his Mother Mary, together 
with the grace to pray always, and to persevere in 
the service of Gop until my death; sothat I may at 
length join with thee in praising Gop, and the most 
Blessed Virgin Mary, for all eternity. Amen. 

332 Leo XIII, June 18, 1887. 


302 VARIOUS SAINTS 


ST LOUIS OF TOULOUSE 
333. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instru&ions, p. 1.) 


O thee, St Louis, lily of virginity, brilliant star, 

and vessel of sanctity, we have recourse in 
prayer. Diffuse by thy intercession heavenly graces 
over the Catholic nations with which thou art uni- 
ted by ties of affinity, and over which thou hast 
been appointed protector by Gop. Implore of Gop 
and the Immaculate Virgin that the faith of our 
ancestors may again be revived among Christian 
people, that charity may burn, and virtuous living 
flourish. Obtain true peace for princes and their 
subjects, the triumph of our holy Mother the 
Church over her enemies, complete liberty for the 
Vicar of CHRIsT on earth in his sacred government 
of souls, and for all of us who implore thine aid, 
eternal happiness in Heaven. Amen, 


ST DOMINIC 
334. Prayers. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, UU, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I 

Y LORD Jesus Curist,who didst found the 

Church with thy Precious Blood, and by the 
preaching of the Apostles didst establish, propa- 
gate and extend it throughout the whole world, 
and thereafter didst commission the holy Patriarch 
Dominic to adorn, illustrate, and defend it with 
the splendour of his merits and doctrine; graciously 
hear the prayers which this Apostolic man inces- 
santly offersto Thee forthe increaseof hertreasures, 
both spiritual and temporal. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


333 Leo XIII, June r2, 1894. 
334 Leo XIII, July 21, 1883. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 303 
IH 
OST merciful REDEEMER, who didst choose as 
thy fellow labourer for the salvation of souls 
St Dominic, who by his zeal, aided by thy grace, 
gained over to the Church so many heretics who 
had been lost to her, and so many sinners who had 
grieved her by their obstinacy ; send, O my Gop, 
ever fresh labourers into thy vineyard to work for 
thy glory, and gather in the fruits of eternal life. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
IH 
GOOD Jesus, who didst delight to see St 
Dominic prostrate every night before thy altar, 
adoring Theehidden inthemostholy Sacrament with 
most lively faith, and offering up, now groans, now 
prayers, now penances on behalf of the Church, at 
that time persecuted by her enemies and profaned 
by herservants; defend this thy Spouse through the 
intercession of St Dominic from the outrages and 
plotsof the infernal enemy of mankind. PATER, Ave, 
Gloria. 
Y. Pray for us, St Dominic. 
ky. That we may be made worthy of the promises 
of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. 
RANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty Gop, that 
we who are weighed down by the burden of our 
sins may be raised up by the patronage of thy 
blessed Confessor Dominic. Through CHnisT our 
LoRD. Amen. 


ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI 
335. The Five Sundays. 


Plenary, on each of the five Sundays. I, II, II, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

To all who apply themselves to meditation, vocal prayer 
or other good works, on any five successive Sundays, in 
honour of the Sacred Stigmata. 

N.B. ences in the year only. 

335 Leo XIII, November 21, 1885. 


304 VARIOUS SAINTS 
336. Hymn. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instruétions, p. 1.) 


() DIVI amoris victima, 
Quino cruenta vulnere, 
Francisce, qui vivam crucis 
CHnISTI refers imaginem. 


Tu caritatis fervidis 

Flammis adustus, sanguinem 
CHRISTO daturus, barbara 
Ter cogitasti littora. 


Voti sed impos, non sinis 
Languere flammas desides: 
Et excitas coelestia, 
Flagrans amore incendia. 


In prole vivens efferas 
Pervadis oras; algida 
Gelu soluto, ut ferveant 
Ardore sancto pectora. 


Sic pertimendis lividum 
Armis Avernum conteris; 
Virtutis et firmum latus 
Templo labenti subjicis. 


Adsis, PATER, precantibus, 
Ignemque, late quo tua 
Exarsit ingens caritas, 
Accende nostris mentibus. 


Sit laus PATRI et FILio, 

Sit inclyto PARACLITO, 

Qui nos parentis optimi 

Det zemulari spiritum. Amen. 


337. Feast of St Francis. 
i. Plenary, on the feast or during the octave. I, II, III, IV. 
ii. 300 Days, each day of public novena or month dedi- 
cated to the Saint. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
336 Leo XIII, September 13, 1893. 337 Pius X, Br. February 28, 1904. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 305 


THE SEVEN HOLY FOUNDERS OF 
THE SERVANTS OF MARY 
338. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

MOST glorious Patriarchs, who by your sub- 

lime sanctity became worthy to be chosen by 
the Mother of Gop herself to propagate the devo- 
tion to her Dolours; at her bidding you separated 
from the world, and, hidden in the rough caves of 
Senario, chastised your bodies with unheard-of 
penances and fed your spirit with the continual 
contemplation of the great mysteries of the Faith, 
thus unconsciously preparing for the mission 
which was afterwards entrusted to you and your 
Order, namely to eradicate sin and iniquity from 
the hearts of men through compassion for the 
Dolours of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then, bear- 
ing the Passion of JEsus and the sufferings of his 
Mother deeply engraven on your hearts, you strove 
everywhere to quell civil feuds, move sinners to 
repentance, and bring back heretics to the obedi- 
ence of the Roman: Pontiff. Deign, O glorious 
Saints, now that you are reigning in Heaven with 
CunisT, deign from the thrones of your glory to 
look down upon us, unfortunate pilgrims, who 
have still to fight in this land of trial and combat. 
The devil with his suggestions, the world with its 
deceits, the flesh with its concupiscence, as so 
many roaring lions, are ever seeking to devour us. 
Have then compassion on us, and pour down into 
our hearts a portion at least of that tender devotion 
to the Dolours of Mary with which you were con- 
stantly penetrated, that the sight of our Mother so 
afflicted may enable us to resist the seductions of 
temptation, and preserve us from renewing by sin 
the Passion of ourdivine REDEEMER and Mary's sor- 


338 Leo XIII, February 22, 1888. 
x 


306 VARIOUS SAINTS 

rows. Obtain for us, we beseech you, O powerful 
protectors, docility and promptitude to answer the 
calls of Gop, detachment from the fallacious goods 
of this world, a true spirit of mortification and 
penance, that, following on earth your examples of 
perfection and sanctity, we may deserve to join 
you in heaven, to praise for ever the tender mercies 
of our crucified REDEEMER and the glories of the 
Queen of Martyrs. Amen. 


339. Seven Prayers. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
I 

GLORIOUS Patriarchs, who, even in the 

midst of the corruption of the world, ever 
kept the fire of divine love burning in your hearts, 
and fostered a most tender devotion to the Queen 
of Heaven, thus deserving to be invited by her to 
leave the world the better to serve Gop; obtain 
for us, we beseech you, that we too, being inflamed 
with the fire of charity, may please the Most High, 
and imitating the love and patience of our sorrow- 
. ful Mother, may conform ourselves, in adversity 
as well as in prosperity, to the dispositions of 
divine Providence. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


I 

BRIGHT models of perfection, who, having 

turned your backs on the world and renounced 
whatever it might offer you, did deserve, in answer 
to your wish of being entirely hidden from men, 
that Mary herself should point out to you Mount 
Senario as the placeof your retreatand tranquillity; 
obtain for us, we beseech you, that, despising the 
false and contemptible pleasures of the earth, we 
may, after your example, embrace a life of penance 
to atone for our sins; and if we cannot, like you, 


339 Leo XIII, April 21, 1888 











VARIOUS SAINTS 307 
serve our Lady in solitude, at least may we show 
her our sorrow for the grief we have caused her, 
when by our sins we have renewed the bitter Pas- 
sion of her Divine Son. Pater, Ave, Gloria. 


III 

MOST humble dwellers among the wild rocks 

of Senario, who, in order the better to imitate 
the heroic humility of the Handmaid of the Lon», 
did not only forget the nobility of your birth and 
the grandeur of your station, but with generosity 
humbled yourselves so deeply as to go and beg 
your scanty food in the streets of your native town; 
obtain for us, we beseech you, that no human re- 
spect may deter us from serving Gop, and that, 
as you, by an unheard of prodigy, merited to be 
called, by infants still at the breast, ‘‘Servants of 
Mary,” so we too may edify and bea light to guide 
our brethren along the road to heaven; thus show- 
ing ourselves by our deeds to be devout servants 
of the august Mother of Gop. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


IV 

FAITHFUL servants of the Queen of Heaven, 

who wept so bitterly over the Dolours she suf- 
fered during the life and in the Passion and Death 
of her beloved Son, and were rewarded for it by 
the miracle of a vine putting forth ripe clusters in 
the midst of winter, by which she foreshadowed 
the propagation of the Orderof her Servants, whose 
mission it would be to spread in the Church com- 
passion for her sorrows; obtain for us, we beseech 
you, a most tender devotion to our Lady of Sorrows, 
that we may, by this our compassion, move our 
neighbour to sincere sorrow for his sins; thus be- 
coming fruitful branches of the mystical vine of our 
Lorp Jesus Curist. Pater, Ave, Gloria. 


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308 VARIOUS SAINTS 


V 

GLORIOUS Founders of the Order of the 

Servants of Mary, who were filled with such 
inexpressible sweetness, when you were made 
worthy to see the Queen of Martyrs herself, who, 
pointing to you the rule to follow and the habit to 
wear in memory of her Dolours, showed you also 
the palm which should bethereward of your merits; 
obtain for us, we beseech you, to be shown by our 
heavenly Lady in what manner we may best serve 
her Divine Son, and thus attain more surely to the 
possession of the eternal happiness which Gop in 
his mercy has prepared for us in heaven. PATER, 
Ave, Gloria. 

VI 

MOST austere penitents, who, by continually 

chastising your bodies, became so rich in merits 
and so dear to our Lorp that to show how well 
pleased he was in you, he made your retreat of 
Mount Senario a place of wonders, now causing it 
to seem all girt about with fire, now showing it 
covered with flowers and lilies of exquisite beauty, 
which the angels gathered and presented to Mary; 
obtain for us, we beseech you, that the fire of divine 
love be kindled in our hearts, and that our souls, 
purified from all sin, may become to the Queen of 
Heaven a garden of delight, from which we may 
offer to her choice flowers of virtues as so many 
tokens of our devotion. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


vu 
MOST blessed Patriarchs, angels of purity, 
seraphs of love, and martyrs of penance, who 
were all granted the privilege of a most happy 
death, one dying comforted by the presence of the 
Child Jesus, another audibly called by Mary her- 
self to his eternal reward, this one taking his flight 
to Heaven under the appearance of flames, and 





VARIOUS SAINTS 

that under the form of a dazzling lily; obtain for 
us, we beseech you, that, when thelast hour comes 
for us, we may in that dread moment, through 
your intercession, be protected by our Lady of 
Sorrows against the wiles of the infernal foe, and 
breathing our souls into her maternal hands, be 
brought by her to Heaven, there to enjoy for ever 
the possession of Gop, who is the eternal source of 
all glory and sanctity. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


ST JOHN OF MATHA 
340. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


LORIOUS St John of Matha, thou who wast 

inflamed with a great love of Gop and a tender 
compassion for thy neighbour, and wast divinely 
chosen to found the famous Order of the Holy 
Trinity, and didst spend thy days in glorifying 
that adorable mystery and in redeeming Christians 
from a miserable slavery; obtain for us, we beseech 
thee, the grace to pass our lives also in glorifying 
the most blessed Trinity, and in doing good to our 
neighbour, by works of Christian charity, so that 
it may be our happy portion to enjoy in Heaven 
the blessed vision of the FATHER, the SoN, and 
the Hoy Spirit. Amen. 


ST FRANCIS OF PAOLA 
341. The Thirteen Fridays in honour of Christ 
and his Twelve Apostles. 


i. Plenary, on any ove of the Fridays. 1, 11, IV. 

ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, oneach of the other 
Fridays. 1, r1, Iv. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Devotion consists in visiting on thirteen consecutive 
Fridays a church of the Minims; or in the case of those who 
dwell more than a mile from such a church, any church 
dedicated to St Francis, or an altar where there is a picture 
of the Saint, or in default of these the parish church. 


340 Leo XIII, March 16, 1897. 
341 Clement XII, Br. December 2, 1738; March 20, 1739. 


310 VARIOUS SAINTS 


ST IGNATIUS LOYOLA 
342. The Ten Sundays. 


Plenary, on each of the Sundays. I, 11, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 

This Devotion consists of meditation, vocal prayers, or 
good works performed for the glory of Gop and in honour 
of the Saint, with a visit to a Jesuit church, or in default of 
such, the parish church, on ten consecutive Sundays. 

N.B.—Once in the year only. 


343. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS Patriarch St Ignatius, we humbly 

beseech thee to obtain for us from Gop free- 
dom, above all things, from sin, the greatest of 
evils, and then escape from the deadly disease of 
cholera, one of those terrible scourges with which 
the Lorp punishes the sins of the people. May thy 
example inflame our hearts with an efficacious 
desire to labour continually for the greater glory 
of Gop and the good of our neighbour; and obtain 
from the loving Heart of JEsus, our Lonp, the 
crown of all other graces, the gift of final perse- 
verance, and eternal beatitude. 


ST PHILIP NERI 
344. Prayers for every Day of the Week. 
50 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
For SunpAay. Prayer to obtain the virtue of Humz- 
lity. 
T PHILIP, my glorious patron, who on earth 
didst so love humility as to count the praise and 
even the good esteem of men as dross; obtain for 
me also this virtue by thy prayers. Thou knowest 
how haughty I am in my thoughts, how contemp- 
tuous in my words, how ambitious in my works. 
Ask for me humility of heart, that my mind may 


342Clement XIII, January 27, 1767; Gregory XVI, December 10, 1841. 
348 Leo XIH, February 5, 1885. 344 Pius IX, May 17, 1852. 





VARIOUS SAINTS aii 
be freed from all pride, and impressed with the 
same low esteem of self which thou hadst of thy- 
self, counting thyself the worst of all men, and for 
that reason rejoicing when thou didst suffer con- 
tempt, and seeking out for thyself occasions of 
enduring it. Great saint, obtain for me a truly 
humble heart and the knowledge of my own noth- 
ingness; that I may rejoice when I am despised, 
and chafe not when others are preferred before 
me; that I may never be vain when I am praised, 
but may ever seek only to be great in the eyes of 
Gop, desiring to receive from Him alone all my 
exaltation. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

For Monpay. Prayer to obtain the virtue of Patience. 
T PHILIP, my patron Saint, whose heart was 
ever so constant in time of trouble, and whose 

spirit was so loving under suffering that, when 
persecuted by the jealous, or calumniated by the 
wicked who thought to discredit thy sanctity, or, 
when tried by Gop with many long painful infir- 
mities, thou didst always bear thy trials with won- 
derful tranquillity of heart and mind; pray for me 
that I may have a spirit of true courage in every 
adversity. Alas, how much I stand in need of 
patience! I shrink from every little trouble; I 
sicken under every light affliction; I fire up at and 
resent every trifling contradiction; never setting 
myself to learn that the road to Paradise lies 
amidst the thorns of tribulation. Yet was this the 
path our Divine Master deigned to tread, and this 
too, my saintly patron, was thy path also. Obtain 
for me, then, this courage, that with good hearty 
will I may embrace the crosses which every day I 
receive from Gop, and bear them all with the same 
endurance and ready will which thou didst mani- 
fest on earth; that so I may be made worthy to 
enjoy the blessed fruit of sufferings with thee in 
heaven above. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


312 VARIOUS SAINTS 
Fon Tuespay. Prayer to obtazn the virtue of Purity. 
T PHILIP, who didst ever keep unsullied the 
lily of purity, so that the glory of this fair virtue 
dwelt in thy eyes, shone forth from thy hands, and 
cast its fragrance over thy whole body, causing it 
to emit so sweet a perfume that it gave consola- 
tion, fervour, and devotion to all who conversed 
with thee; obtain for me from the HOLy SPIRIT 
of Gop so true a love for that virtue that neither 
the words nor bad examples of sinners may ever 
make any impression upon my soul. Never permit 
me in any way to lose that lovely virtue; and since 
avoidance of occasions, prayer, labour, humility, 
mortification of the senses, frequent use of the 
Sacraments, were the arms with which thou didst 
conquer the flesh, which is our worst enemy, so do 
thou obtain for me grace to use the same arms to 
vanquish the same foe. Take not away thy help 
from me; but be as zealous for me as thou wast 
during thy life for thy penitents, keeping them far 
removed from all infection of the senses. Do this 
for me, my holy patron; and be my protector and 
pattern in this fair virtue. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
Fon WepneEspAy. Prayer to obtain the Love of Gov. 
T PHILIP, I am filled with wonder at the great 
miracle which was wrought in thee by the Hoty 
SPIRIT when He poured into thy heart such a flood 
of heavenly charity that, in order to contain it, two 
of thy ribs were broken by the power of Divine 
love; and I am confounded when I compare thy 
heart with my own. I see thy heart all burning 
with love, and mine all frozen and taken up with 
creatures. I see thine inflamed with a fire from 
heaven, which so filled thy body that it radiated 
like flames from thy countenance, while mine is 
full of earthly love. I love the world, which allures 
me and can never make me happy; I love the flesh, 
which ever wears me with its cares and can never 








VARIOUS SAINTS 314 
render me immortal; I love riches, which I can 
enjoy but for a moment. Oh, when shall I learn of 
thee to love nothing but Gop, my incomprehensible 
and only Good. Help me, then, blessed patron, that 
by thy intercession I may begin at once: obtain 
for me an efficacious love, manifesting itself by 
works; a pure love, making me love Gop most 
perfectly ; a strong love, enabling me to surmount 
all obstacles hindering my union with Gop in life, 
that so I may be wholly united to Him for ever 
after my death. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

For Tuurspay. Prayer to obtain the Love of our 
Netghbour. 

LORIOUS Saint, who didst devote thyself 

wholly to the good of thy neighbour, thinking 
well of all, sympathizing with all, helping all; who 
throughout thy whole life didst ever try to secure 
the salvation of all, never shrinking from labour or 
trouble, keeping for thyself no time or comfort, 
that thou mightest win all hearts to Gop; pray for 
me, that, together with the pardon of all my sins, 
I may have charity for my neighbour, and be hence- 
forth more compassionate to him in his necessities; 
and obtain for me grace that I may love every man 
with pure unselfish love as my own brother, suc- 
couring each one, if I am unable to do it with 
temporal good, at least with prayers and good 
advice. And teach me too, on every occasion, to 
defend the honour of my neighbour, and never to 
say to him a hurtful or displeasing word; but ever 
to maintain, even with my enemies, sweetness of 
spirit like thy own, whereby thou didst triumph 
over thy persecutors. Blessed Saint, ask of Gop 
for me also this lovely virtue, which already thou 
hast gained for so many of thy clients; that so we 
may all one day come to praise our Gop with thee 
in an eternity of bliss. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


314 VARIOUS SAINTS 
For Fripay. Prayer to obtain Detachment from 
Temporal Goods. 
REAT Saint, who didst prefer a poor and 
austere life to the comforts of thy home, de- 

spising the honour and glory of thy station; 
obtain for me grace ever to keep my heart de- 
tached from the transitory goods of this life. St 
Philip, whose desire it ever was to become so poor 
as one day to beg thy bread, and not to find the 
charitable hand to offer thee a crumb wherewith 
to support life; ask of Gop for me such love of 
poverty that I may turn all my thoughts to goods 
which never fail. St Philip, who didst prefer to 
live unknown to promotion to the highest honours 
of the Holy Church; intercede for me that I may 
never seek after dignities, but always content my- 
self with that state where Gop has set me. My 
heart is too anxious for the empty fleeting things 
of this earth, but do thou obtain for me, that the 
great lesson contained in the words ‘‘And then?” 
whence followed so many wonderful conversions, 
may ever be deeply impressed upon my soul; that, 
despising the nothingness of earth, Gop alone 
may reign sole object of my affections and my 
thoughts. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
For SATURDAY. Prayer to obtain Perseverance zn 
Good Works. 

T PHILIP, my holy TR who, ever constant 

in good works and full of merit, didst receive 
from the Most High Gop the crown of glory in 
reward of all thy labours, obtain for me grace 
never to weary in his service. St Philip, who 
didst recompense those who loved thee by acquir- 
ing for them the gift of perseverance in good, ask 
of Gop this gift for me; stand by me, dear father, 
at the last moment of my life, and pray for me 
that I may depart this life strengthened with the 
grace of the Holy Sacraments. Meanwhile, inter- 








VARIOUS SAINTS SIE 
cede for me, that I may do penance for my sins, 
and deplore them bitterly all my days. St Philip, 
who from on high beholdest all my miseries, and 
the chains which yet bind me to my sins and to 
this earth; pray for me that I may be liberated 
from them, and be constantly devoted to my Gop. 
Obtain for me an ardent desire to co-operate in 
my own salvation, and unshaken firmness in the 
good which I have begun; that so, by thy inter- 
cession, I may deserve to be for ever in thy com- 
pany in an eternity of bliss. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


345. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS St Philip, who wast so favoured 

by Gop while consoling and helping thy spiritual 
children in the hour of their death; be to me an 
advocate and father at the awful moment of my 
passage to eternity. Obtain for me the grace that 
Satan may not overcome me, temptation oppress 
me, or fear unnerve me in that hour; but that, for- 
tified by a lively faith, a firm hope, and a sincere - 
charity, I may bear with patience and perseverance 
this last conflict; so that, full of trust in the mercy 
of Gop, the infinite merits of JEsus CHnisT, and 
the protection of most holy Mary, I may be worthy 
to die the death of the just, and to enter the blessed 
country of Paradise, there to love and enjoy Gop, 
together with thee and all the saints forever. Amen. 


ST JOSEPH CALASANCTIUS 
346. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


BLESSED St Joseph Calasanctius, protector 
of the young, great servant of our Lorp, who 
didst perform such great and wondrous works on 
their behalf; thou who didst make thyself a mirror 
345 Leo XIII, April 22, 1887. 346 Leo XIII, Card. Vic. October 19, 1897. 


316 VARIOUS SAINTS 

to them of most ardent charity, of invincible 
patience, of most profound humility, of angelic 
purity, and of every other heroic virtue; and who 
by thy holy words and example, full of the spirit of 
Gop, didst excite them to fly dangerous occasions, 
to abhor vice, to hate sin, to love piety and devo- 
tion, and so didst guide innumerable souls to 
Heaven; thou who didst obtain for them the bless- 
ing of theinfant JEsus and his mostblessed Mother, 
visibly bestowed; O great advocate and most 
loving father, obtain for us too, thy humble and de- 
vout clients, a constant hatred of sin, victory over 
temptation, help in peril, and profitfrom study ; that 
so, by acquiring the fullness of true wisdom, which 
is the holy fear of Gop, we may attain to eternal 
life. Amen. 


ST CAMILLUS OF LELLIS 
347. The Seven Sundays. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines on each Sunday. 
ii. Plenary, on the seventh Sunday. 1, I, 11, 1v. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
This devotion consists of any prayer in honour of the 
Saint, recited on any seven consecutive Sundays. 


348. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. I.) 


LORIOUS St Camillus, special protector of 

poor sick people, who for forty years, with a 
charity truly heroic, didst devote thyself to allevia- 
ting theirspiritual and corporal miseries; be pleased 
to succour them still more generously, now that 
thou art happy in Heaven and that they have been 
confided by the Church to thy powerful protection. 
Obtain for them from Gop either that they may be 


healed of the evils from which they are suffering, . 


or that by patience and Christian resignation they 
may be sanctified and strengthened in the hour of 
347 Pius IX, August 8, 1853. 348 Leo XIII, February 27, 1894. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 317 
their death; and obtain also for us the grace to live 
and die, after thy example, in the practice of divine 
love. Amen. PATER, Ave. 


ST VINCENT OF PAUL 
349. Novena. 


i. 300 Days, each day. 
ii. Plenary, during the Novena. I, 1I, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
This Novena in honour of the saint may be made at any 
time, and with any form of prayer sanctioned by competent 
ecclesiastical authority. 


350. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS St Vincent, heavenly patron of 

all charitable associations and father of all the 
unfortunate, who in thy lifetime didst not reject 
anyone who had recourse to thee; see now by how 
many evils we are oppressed, and come to our 
assistance. Obtain from our Lorp help for the 
poor, solace for the sick, consolation for the afflic- 
ted, protection for the abandoned, charity for the 
rich, conversion for sinners, zeal for priests, peace 
for the Church, tranquillityamong nations, and sal- 
vation for all. May all feel the effects of thy mer- 
ciful intercession, so that, sustained by thee in the 
miseries of this life, we may be able to join thee 
above, where there will be no more strife, lamen- 
tation or sorrow, but joy, exultation, and beatitude 
for ever. Amen. 


ST PAUL OF THE CROSS 
351. Prayer. 
i. One Year, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, on the Feast (April 28) or within the octave, if 
said for a month preceding the Feast. I, Il. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


349 Pius TX, November 25, 1876. 350 Leo XIII, June 23, 1885. 
351 Pius IX. Pr. Ma. April 24, 1863; April 20, 1868. 


318 VARIOUS SAINTS 

GLORIOUS St Paul, thou who, while on 

earth, wast a mirror of innocence and a model 
of penance! O hero of sanctity, specially chosen by 
Gop to meditate night and day on the most bitter 
Passion of his only-begotten SoN, and to propagate 
the same devotion throughout the world, by word, 
by example, and by means of thy institute! O 
Apostle, powerful in word and work, who didst 
spend thy lifein bringing back the wandering souls 
of wretched sinners to the feet of the Crucified, 
look graciously down from heaven upon my soul, 
and hear my prayers. Obtain for me so great a 
love of JEsus suffering that, ever meditating on 
his Passion, I may make his sufferings mine; that 
I may recognize in the deep wounds of my SAVIOUR 
the wickedness of my sins, and may draw from 
them, as from so many founts of salvation, the 
grace of lamenting them bitterly, and a firm will 
to imitate thee in penance, if I have not followed 
thee in innocence. Procure for me, O St Paul, the 
grace which here, at thy feet, I particularly and 
earnestly beg of thee (here mention the grace de- 
szred). Moreover, obtain for our holy Mother the 
Church victory over her enemies; obtain conver- 
sion of sinners, and a return to the Catholic Faith 
of all heretical nations, particularly England, for 
which thou didst pray so much. Finally, intercede 
for me with Gop that I may die a holy death, and 
come to enjoy Him with thee in heaven, for all 
eternity. Amen. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


352. Novena. 
i. 300 Days, on each day. 
ii. Plenary, at the end of the Novena. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Any form of prayers may be used. 


352 Pius IX. Pr. Ma. October 17, 1867. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 319 
ST PETER FOURIER 
353. Praver. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


LORIOUS St Peter, lily of purity, example of 

Christian perfection, model of priestly zeal; by 
that glory which as a reward of thy merits has 
been bestowed on thee in heaven, look upon us 
kindly, and come to our assistance before the 
throne of the Most High. On earth thou didst 
make this maxim specially thy own, having it 
ever on thy lips, ‘‘Injure no one, give joy to all," 
and, armed with this, didst spend thy whole life in 
succouring the wretched, counselling the doubtful, 
comforting the afflicted, bringing back the strayed 
to the path of virtue, restoring to JESUS CHRIST 
souls redeemed by his Precious Blood. Now that 
thou art so powerful in heaven, continue thy labour 
of helping all, and be to us a watchful protector, 
so that, freed by thy intercession from temporal 
evils, and confirmed in faith and charity, we may 
overcome the snares of the enemies of our salva- 
tion, and be able one day with thee to praise and 
bless our Lorp in Paradise for ever. Amen. 


ST THOMAS AQUINAS 
354. Prayer to St Thomas, Patron of Schools. 


200 Days, oncea day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OGTOR angelice, ANGELIC Doctor 

Sancte Thoma, theo- St Thomas, princeof 
logorumprincepset philo- theologians and model 
sophorum norma, precla- of philosophers, bright 
rum Christianiorbisdecus ornament of the Chris- 
et ecclesize lumen, schola- tian world and light of 
rum omnium Catholica- the Church; O heavenly 
rum ccelestis patrone, qui patron of all Catholic 
sapientiam sine fictione schools, who didst learn 

333 Leo XIII, May 27, 1697. 354 Leo XIII, July 3, 1885. 


320 
didicisti et sine invidia 
communicas, ipsam Sa- 
pientiam, FiLiUM Di, de- 
precare pro nobis, ut veni- 
ente in nos spiritus sapi- 
entize, ea que docuisti in- 
tellectu, conspiciamus et 
que egistiimitationecom- 
pleamus; doctrine et vir- 
tutis, quibus in terris solis 
instar semper eluxisti, 
participes efficiamur; ac 
tandem earum suavissi- 
mis fructibus perenniter 
tecumdelectemurin coelis, 
Divinam Sapientiam col- 
laudantes per infinita sze- 
cula szeculorum. Amen. 


VARIOUS SAINTS 


wisdom without guile 
and dost communicate 
it without envy, inter- 
cede for us with the 
Son of Gop, Wisdom 
itself, that the spirit of 
wisdom may descend 
upon us, and enable us 
to understand clearly 
that which thou hast 
taught, and fulfil it by 
imitating thy deeds; to 
become partakersof that 
doctrine & virtue which 
caused thee to shine like 
the sun on earth; and at 
last to rejoice with thee 
for ever in their most 
sweet fruits in Heaven, 
together praising the 
Divine Wisdom for all 
eternity. Amen. 


355. Little Office of St Thomas Aquinas. 


300 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
The Latin and English text may be obtained in separate 
form from Messrs Burns & Oates. 


356. The Six Sundays. 


Plenary, on each of the Sundays. I, I. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This devotion consists in spending some time in medita- 
tion, vocal prayer, or other works of piety, on any six con- 
secutive Sundays, in honour of St Thomas. 

N.B.— These Indulgences can be gained only once in the 


year. 


357. Invocation, before Lecture or Study. 


100 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. r.) 


355 Leo XIII, March 26, 1887. 
357 Leo XIII, December 14, 1889. 


356 Leo XIII, August 21, 1886. 





VARIOUS SAINTS 


DOT 


BLESSED Thomas, patron of schools, obtain 
for us from Gop an invincible faith, burning 
charity, achaste life, and true knowledge, through 


CHRIST our Lorp. Amen. 


ST ANTHONY OF PADUA 


358. Responsory. 


i. 100 Days. T.Q. 


ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I quaris miracula, 


Mors, error, calamitas, 


Daemon, lepra fugiunt, 
ZEgri surgent sani. 


Cedunt mare, vincula; 
Membra resque perditas 
Petunt et accipiunt 
Juvenes et cani. 


Pereunt pericula, 
Cessat et necessitas; 


Narrent hi, qui sentiunt, 


Dicant Paduani. 


Cedunt 
eéc. 


mare, 


F then you ask for 
miracles, 
Death, error, all calami- 
ties, 
Theleprosy and demons 
fly, 
And health succeeds in- 
firmities. 


The sea obeys, and fet- 
ters break, 

And lifeless limbs thou 
dost restore; 

Whilst treasures lost 
are found again, 

When young orold thine 
aid implore. 


Al| dangers vanish at 
thy prayer, 

And direst need doth 
quickly flee. 

Let those who know thy 
power proclaim— , 
LetPaduans say —These 
are of thee, 


vincula, The sea obeys, ezc. 


358 Pius IX, January 25, 1866. 


422 
Gloria PATRI et FriLIO, 
Et SPiRITUI SANCTO. 


Cedunt 
Mf 

V. Ora pro nobis, beate 
Antoni. 

H. Ut digni efficiamur 
promissionibus CHRISTI. 


mare, vincula, 


Oremus. 

CCLESIAM tuam, 

Deus, beati Antonii 
confessoris tui comme- 
moratio votiva laetificet, 
ut spiritualibus semper 
muniatur auxiliis et gau- 
diis perfrui mereatur 
zeternis. Per CHRISTUM 
DoMINUM nostrum. A- 
men. 


VARIOUS SAINTS 


To FATHER, SON, may 
glory be, 

And Horv Gnuosr eter- 
nally. 


The sea obeys, ezc. 


V. Pray for us, blessed 
Anthony. 
Ky. Lhatwe ay 5E 
made worthy of the pro- 
mises of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. 

GOD, may the vo- 

tive commemora- 
tion of the blessed An- 
thony, thy Confessor, 
be a source of joy to thy 
Church, that she may 
always be fortified with 
spiritual assistance, aud 
deserve to enjoy eternal 
rewards. ThroughJEsus 
Curist our Lorp. A- 
men. 


359. Pater, Ave, and Gloria, thirteen times, 


in honour of the Saint. 
100 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


360. St Anthony's Bread. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
O thee we have recourse, most powerful 
worker of miracles, in whose breast burned a 





sublime fire of charity towards Gop and the poor. 

To thee, who wast deemed worthy to hold in thy 

arms the Infant JEsus, who chose to be born poor, 
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VARIOUS SAINTS 323 
to thee, full of confidence, we betake ourselves, 
that thou mayest pray the good JEsus to have 
compassion on us in our great tribulations. Oh! 
obtain for us the favour which we humbly implore 
(here state the favour needed). If thou dost obtain 
it for us, O glorious St Anthony, we will offer 
thee bread for the poor whom thou didst love so 
greatly on earth. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


361. St Anthony's Bread. Thanksgiving. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

GLORIOUS worker of miracles, father of 

the poor, who, wondrously gifted with a heart 
full of compassion for the miseries of the unfortu- 
nate, didst by a miracle lay open the heart of a 
miser steeped in avarice; thou who dost offer our 
prayers to our Lonp and obtain a hearing, accept 
as a proof of our gratitude the pence we lay at thy 
feet for the relief of misfortune. May it turn to the 
benefit of ourselves and of the suffering; hasten 
with thy usual kindness to help us in our tem- 
poral necessities, and still more to provide for our 
spiritual needs, now and at the hour of our death. 
Amen. 


362. The Thirteen Tuesdays, or Sundays. 
Plenary, on each Tuesday, or Sunday. 1, r1. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

Some time must be devoted to meditation, vocal prayer 
or other works of piety, in consecutive weeks, and in honour 
of the Saint. 

These Indulgences can be obtained only once in the year. 


363. Prayer to St Anthony. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


WONDERFUL St Anthony, glorious on ac- 
count of the fame of thy miracles, and through 
the condescension of JEsus in coming in the form of 


361 Leo XIII, July 13, 1896. 362 Leo XIII, Br. March 1, 1898. 
363 Leo XIII, May 6, 1899. 


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324 VARIOUS SAINTS 

a little child to repose in thy arms; obtain for me of 
his bounty the grace which I ardently desire from 
the depths of my heart. Thou who wast so com- 
passionate towards miserable sinners, regard not 
the unworthiness of those who pray to thee, but 
the glory of Gop, that it may be once again mag- 
nified by thee, to the salvation of my soul, in con- 
nection with the particular request which I now 
ask for with persevering earnestness. May this 
small offering of pence, which I make to thee in 
aid of the poor, be a pledge of my gratitude, and 
with them may it one day be granted to me, 
through the grace of JEsus Cunisr and thy inter- 
cession, to possess the kingdom of Heaven. 
Amen. 


ST VINCENT FERRER 
364. Prayer. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS Apostle and worker of miracles, 

St Vincent Ferrer, new angel of the Apoca- 
lypse and our kind protector, receive our humble 
prayers and obtain for us a copious shower of 
divine favours. By that love with which thy heart 
was inflamed, obtain for us from the FATHER of 
mercies the pardon of all our sins, confirmation in 
the Faith, and perseverance in good works; so that 
by living as good and fervent Christians we may 
become worthy of thy powerful patronage. Extend 
thy patronage also to our bodies, and free us from 
our infirmities. Protect our lands from the violence 
of tempest and hail, and keep misfortune far from 
us. Thus, blessed by thee in the goods of soul and 
body, we shall be ever devout to thee, and one 
day see thee in Heaven, there with thee to praise 
Gop for ever and ever. Amen. 


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SI OHNO LEE CROSS 
365. Prayer. 


i. 100 Days, once a day. - 
ii. Plenary, once a month, on the last day, or within eight 
days. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
GLORIOUS St John, who, through a pure 
desire of being like unto JEsus crucified, didst 
long for nothing so eagerly, up to the last moment 
of thy holy life, as to be despised and made little 
of by all, and whose thirst after sufferings was so 
burning that thy noble heart rejoiced in the midst 
of the sorest torments and afflictions: vouchsafe, I 
beseech thee, O dear Saint, by the glory which 
thy many sufferings have gained for thee, to inter- 
cede for me, and obtain for me of Gop a love of 
suffering, together with grace and strength to bear 
with firmness of mind all trials and adversities, 
which are the sure means to the happy attainment 
of that glorious crown which awaits me in Heaven. 
Dear Saint, from thy most happy throne of glory, 
whereon thou art now seated in majesty, hear, I 
beseech thee, my prayers; so that, after thy ex- 
ample, full of love for the Cross and for suffering, 
I may deserve to be thy companion in glory. 
Amen. 


ST ANDREW AVELLINO 
366. Prayers. 


i. 300 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
I 
MOST glorious Saint, whom Gop has made 
our protector against apoplexy, seeing that 
thou thyself didst die of that disease, we earnestly 
pray thee to preserve us from an evil so dangerous 
and so common. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
365 Leo XII, January 3o, 1828. 366 Pius IX, Br. June 25, 1869. 


326 VARIOUS SAINTS 
V. By the intercession of St Andrew, stricken with 
apoplexy. 
ly. From a sudden and unprovided death deliver 
us, O Lonp. 
I 

MOST glorious Saint, if ever by the just judg- 

ment of Gop we should be stricken with apo- 
plexy, we earnestly beseech thee to obtain for us 
time enough to receive the last Sacraments and 
die in the grace of Gop. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
V. By the intercession, ezc. 
Ey. From a sudden, ec. 

IH 

MOST glorious Saint, who didst endure, be- 

fore dying, a terrible agony, through the 
assaults of the devil, from which the Blessed Vir- 
gin and St Michael delivered thee, we earnestly 
beseech thee to assist us in the tremendous moment 
of our death. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
V. By the intercession, e/c. 
ly. From a sudden, ezc. 


ST MICHAEL DE’ SANTI 
367. Prayer. 


i. 300 days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, on April ro (the day of the Saint's death), on 
Corpus CHRISTI, and on July 5, his Feast, provided the 
prayer has been said at least ten times during the year. I, 
II, IV. 

: (See Instructions, p. r.) 

LORIOUS Michael, Seraph inflamed with 
burning love of JEsus in the most holy Sacra- 
ment; thou who, passing days and nights in his 
Royal Presence, didst find there those dear delights 
which, inundating not thy heart alone but thy whole 
body with surpassing sweetness, threw thee into 
an ecstasy of joy; and who, rapt in thy Gop, didst 
feel thyself faint for love, being unable to support 
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VARIOUS SAINTS 327 
the torrent of consolations; vouchsafe, I pray thee, 
powerful advocate, to obtain for me lively faith, 
firm hope, and burning charity towards this price- 
less treasure, the precious pledge of everlasting 
glory; so that by thy intercession I may, through 
the whole course of my life, be numbered amongst 
the true worshippers of JEsus in the Holy Sacra- 
ment, and with thee hereafter enjoy Him face to 


face in an eternity of bliss. Amen. PATER, Ave, 
Gloria. 


SEANTHONY,; ABBOT 
368. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS St Anthony, who, on hearing one 

single precept of the Gospel while assisting at 
Mass, didst abandon riches and the comforts of 
home, and retire from thy country and the world 
into a desert; who, though burdened with years 
and wasted with penance, didst not hesitate to leave 
the desert, and make many journeys to Alexandria 
in Egypt to denounce publicly the impiety of the 
heretics and to strengthen wavering Christians in 
the Faith, eager, like a true confessor of JESUS 
CunisT, to seize the palm of martyrdom, if only 
Gop had permitted it; obtain for us, we beseech 
thee, the grace to be ever zealous for the cause of 
Jesus Curist and his Church, and to persevere to 
the end of our days in believing the truths, observ- 
ing the precepts, and practising the counsels of 
the Catholic Religion, and in imitating thy virtues; 
so that by faithfully following thy example here on 
earth we may rejoice in the participation of thy 
glory in Heaven through all eternity. PATER, Ave 
and Gloria ¢hrice. 

3X8 Leo XIII, June 3, 1295. 


328 VARIOUS SAINTS 


ST ALOYSIUS GONZAGA 
369. Feast Day. 


Plenary. I, I, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


A visit must be made to an altar at which the Saint is 
being honoured. 

N.B.—The feast may be celebrated on any day, and in 
any place, with leave from the Bishop. 


370. The Six Sundays. 


Plenary, on each Sunday. 1, II. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Some time must be spent in meditation, vocal prayer or 
other good works, in honour of the Saint, on six consecutive 
Sundays, either preceding the feast, June 21, or otherwise, 
at discretion. 


3/1. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


BLESSED Aloysius, adorned with angelic 

virtues, I, thy mostunworthy suppliant, recom- 
mend specially to thee the chastity of my soul and 
body, praying thee by thy angelic purity to plead 
for me with Jesus CurisT, the Immaculate Lamb, 
and his most Holy Mother, Virgin of virgins, that 
they would vouchsafe to keep me from all grievous 
sin. Never suffer me to be defiled with any stain of 
fleshly sin; but when thou dost see me in tempta- 
tion, or in danger of falling, then remove far from 
my mind all bad thoughts and unclean desires, and 
awaken in me the memory of eternity to come and 
of Jesus crucified; impress deeply in my heart a 
sense of the holy fear of Gop; and, kindling in me 
the fire of divine love, enable me so to follow thy 
footsteps here on earth that in heaven I may be 
made worthy to enjoy with thee the vision of our 
Gop for ever. Amen. PATER, Ave. 


369 Benedict XIII, November 22, 1729; Clement XII, November 21, 1737; 
Benedict XIV, April 12, 1742. 

370 Clement XII, December 11, 1739; January 7, 1740. 

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| VARIOUS SAINTS 429 
3/2. Act of Consecration. 


i. 200 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, on the Feast or during the Octave, if said 
every day in June. I, 11, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, Dra 


GLORIOUS $St Aloysius, honoured by the 

Church with the title of Angelic Youth, for 
the eminent purity of thy life on earth, to thee I 
offer myself this day with all the devotion of my 
mind and heart, and to thee I consecrate myself 
entirely. O perfect example, O kind and powerful 
protector of youth, how much I have need of thee! 
The world and the devil lay snares for me; I feel 
the fire of my passions, I know the weakness and 
inconstancy of my age. Who can protect me if not 
thou, O angelic saint, the glory, ornament, love 
and mainstay of the young? To thee, then, with 
all my mind and heart I have recourse; in thee I 
confide, to thee I consecrate myself. Therefore 
I firmly purpose and resolve to be specially devout 
to thee, to glorify thee for thy lofty virtues, and 
especially for thy angelic purity; to imitate thy 
example, to promote devotion to thee among my 
companions, and to invoke and bless to the end of 
my life thy dear and holy name. To thee I conse- 
crate my soul, my senses, my heart, and all my 
being. O dear St Aloysius, lo! to-day I am all thine, 
and thine I wish to remain for ever. Oh! protect, 
defend, and preserve me as thy possession, that 
through honouring thee I may be better able to 
serve aud honour JEsus and Mary, and come one 
day with thee to see and bless my Gop for ever 
in Paradise. Amen. 


ST STANISLAUS KOSTKA 
373. Feast Day. Ten Sundays, etc. 


i. Plenary, to all who, after First Vespers, visit a church 
or chapel where the feast (November 13) is being cele- 
brated. I, II, Iv. 

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330 VARIOUS SAINTS 


ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on each of the ten 
Sundays before the Feast, to those who visit a church or 
public chapel where these Sundays are being kept. 1v. 

iii. 100 Days, each day for assisting at the Novena for the 
Feast. Iv. 

N.B.—These three Indulgences may be gained if the 
Feast be transferred, with leave from the Bishop. 

iv. 100 Days, once a day, to those who say a Pater and Ave 
before a representation of the Saint, exposed in any church 
or chapel, public or private. 

v. Plenary, once a month, for the above. I, I, IV. 

N.B.—In cases of lawful impediment, the Pater and Ave 
may be said anywhere. 

vi. 100 Days, to all those who assist at the day’s retreat 
known as ‘‘ The Retreat of St Stanislaus.” Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


374. Prayers. 


i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


T STANISLAUS, my most pure patron, angel 

of purity, I rejoice with thee at the extraordi- 
nary gift of virginal purity which graced thy 
spotless heart; I humbly pray thee, obtain for me 
strength to overcome all impure temptations, and 
inspire me with constant watchfulness in guarding 
the virtue of holy purity. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

TqOSTANISEAUSS- ty most loving patron, 

Seraph of charity, I rejoice with thee at the 
ardent fire of charity which kept thy pure and in- 
nocent heart always at peace and united to Gop; 
I humbly pray thee, obtain for me such ardour of 
divine love that it may consume away every other 
earthly affection, and kindle in me the ES of his 
love alone. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

"T STANISLAUS, my most tender ind most 

mighty patron, Angel of purity and Seraph of 
charity, I rejoice with thee at thy most happy 
death, which arose from thy desire to contemplate 
our Lady in heaven, and was at length caused by 

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VARIOUS SAINTS 331 
the excess of thy love for her. I give thànks to 
Mary because she thus accomplished thy desires; 
and I pray thee, by the lustre of thy happy death, 
to be my advocate and patron in my death. Inter- 
cede with Mary for me, to obtain for me a death, 
if not all happiness like thine, yet calm and peace- 
ful, under the protection of Mary my advocate, 
and thee, my special patron. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


ST JOHN BERCHMANS 
3/5. The Five Sundays. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on the first four 
Sundays. I, II, III, IV. 
ii. Plenary on the fifth. 1, 1, 11, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Some pious exercise must be performed in honour of the 
saint on the five Sundays preceding the feast, August 13. 


ST BENEDICT JOSEPH LABRE 
376. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ADMIRABLE example of Christian perfec- 

tion, St Benedict Joseph! From the first use 
of reason till death thou didst preserve inviolate 
the immaculate stole of innocence, and abandoning 
all things, as a wanderer on the face of the earth, 
didst meet with nothing but suffering, privations 
and insults. I, a miserable sinner, prostrate at thy 
feet, return thanks to the infinite goodness of 
Gop for having impressed on thee so living an 
image of his crucified Son, while at the same time 
I am covered with confusion at the sight of my 
life, so different from thine. I beseech thee, dear 
Saint, have pity on me; present thy merits at the 
throne of Gop, and obtain for me the grace that, 
following thy example and regulating my actions 
by the precepts and teaching of thy divine Master, 
I may come to love his suffering and humiliations, 

375 Leo XIII, May 17, 189o. 376 Leo XIII, January 21, 1882. 


3242 VARIOUS SAINTS 
and may hold in contempt the pleasures and hon- 
ours of the world, so that neither the fear of the 
one nor the desire of the other may ever induce 
me to transgress his holy laws. And so may I 
merit one day to be acknowledged and numbered 
among the blessed of his FATHER. PATER, Ave, 
Gloria. | 
Y. Pray for us, St Benedict Joseph. 
ky. That we may be made worthy of the promises 
of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who hast caused blessed Benedict 
Joseph, thy Confessor, by practising humility 
and loving poverty, to cling to Thee alone; grant 
through the power of his merits tbat we may 
despise all earthly things and ever seek after the 
things of Heaven. Through Curist our LoRp. 
Amen. 


ST LUCY, VIRGIN AND MARTYR 
3/7. Prayers. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

E contemplate with wonder, O glorious vir- 
gin and martyr, St Lucy, that light of living 
faith which Gop in his mercy was pleased to infuse 
into thy fair soul. By the light of this faith thou 
didst know how to despise the vain and fleeting 
things of this miserable world, and to keep thy 
eyes fixed on heaven, for which alone we were 
created. The honours, riches, and pleasures of this 
seductive world did not obscure thy mind, much 
less corrupt thy heart, to the injury of thy faith and 
of divine grace; so that far from consenting to the 
wicked proposals of the unjust judge, thou didst 
fearlessly and resolutely encounter even death 
rather than be unfaithful to thy celestial Lonp. 
What shame for us, who, illumined also by faith 

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VARIOUS SAINTS 533 
and strengthened by grace, know not at all how to 
resist our guilty passions, despise the perverse 
maxims of the world, or frustrate the wiles of our 
enemy the devil! Therefore we beseech thee, dear 
Saint, to obtain for us greater light from Gop, to 
understand better that we are not made for earthly 
things, but for the things of heaven. PATER, Ave, 
Gloria. 

VICTORIOUS martyr, St Lucy, admirable 
was thy virtue of hope, which kept alive inthee 
the desire of heaven and nourished that filial con- 
fidence in Gop, our most loving FATHER, which 
possessed thy heart. Animated with this virtue, 
while praying fervently for thy mother at the tomb 
of St Agatha, thou didst obtain for her health in 
sickness. Full of trust in Gop, in order to become 
more completely detached from the things of this 
earth, thou didst willingly distribute to the poor 
whatever still remained to thee of earthly treasure; 
and if courage and strength never failed thee in 
resisting the tyrant, and in standing firm in the 
faith in the midst of unspeakable torments, it was 
solely because thou didst place thy hope in Him 
who has promised never to abandon us in dangers, 
but to be to us a shield of defence, ready to work 
even miracles, such as actually happened in thy 
glorious martyrdom. Let us then freely confess 
that too great an attachment to things here below 
and too little confidence in Gop harden our hearts, 
and so deprive us of courage that we often miser- 
ably succumb to occasions of danger. Obtain for 
us, we beseech thee, O blessed St Lucy, a more firm 
trust in our Lorp and Gop, that we may deserve 
in every untoward event of our lives to have Him 
for our helper and consoler. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
GLORIOUS martyr of Jesus Cunisr, St Lucy, 
thy living faith and firm hope could not be 
separated from the fire of most ardent charity which 


334 VARIOUS SAINTS 
inflamed thy heart, and made thee so ready to shed 
thy blood and sacrifice thy life for thy spouse JESUS. 
No wonder the flame of material fire which was 
applied to thy body by order of the tyrant could 
not penetrate it or reduce it to ashes. This fire was 
too weak beside that which burnt in thy breast; and 
so the impious prefect, seeing that his efforts were 
vain, ordered that thy throat should be completely 
severed with a sharp sword. Then it was that thy 
beautiful soul took its flight to heaven, there to 
repose on the breast of thy Jesus, and enjoy his 
heavenly delights for ever. Alas! we love creatures, 
and so weary ourselves on their account that we 
find our poor hearts not only void of consolation, 
but overwhelmed with bitterness. Obtain for us, 
dear Saint, we beseech thee, that we may be per- 
suaded, once for all, that our true happiness should 
begin on this earth, in the love of that Gop who 
will be the true and the sole object of our perfect 
and eternal beatitude in heaven. PATER, Ave, 
Gloria. 

ULL of confidence in thy powerful intercession, 

O glorious martyr St Lucy, we beseech thee to 
intercede with thy divine spouse JEsus, that it may 
please Him to keep ever healthy the light of our 
bodily eyes, giving us at the same time the grace 
to make good use of them, so that on the day of 
the general resurrection they may become radiant 
with that heavenly light which will fit them to 
behold the ineffable beauties of the country of the 
blessed. Amen. 
X. Pray for us, St Lucy. 
ky. That we may be made worthy of the promises 
of CHRIST. 
Let us pray. 

EAR our prayers, O Gop our Saviour, that 

as we rejoice in the constancy in the faith of 
the blessed St Lucy, virgin and martyr, so we may 








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be filled with pious and devout affections. Through 


CHRIST our LoRnp. Amen. 


378. Prayer to St Lucy. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


SAINT, named from the light, full of confi- 

dence we present ourselves before thee, to ask 
of thee a holy light, which may render us cautious 
in avoiding the ways of sin and escaping the dark- 
ness of error. We beg also, through thy interces- 
sion, for the preservation of the light of our eyes, 
together with abundant grace to use it always in 
accordance with the will of Gop and without injury 
to our souls. Grant, O blessed Lucy, that, after 
venerating and thanking thee for thy powerful 
patronage on earth, we may come at last to rejoice 
with thee in the paradise of the eternal light of the 
divine Lamb, thy sweet spouse Jesus. Amen. 


ST AGNES, V.M. 
379. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


SWEETEST Lorp Jesus CunisT, Source of 

all virtue, Lover of virgins, most powerful Con- 
queror of demons, most severe Extirpator of vice, 
deign to cast thy eyes upon my weakness, and 
through the intercession of Mary most blessed, 
Mother and Virgin, and of thy beloved spouse, St 
Agnes, glorious virgin and martyr, grant me the 
aid of thy heavenly grace, in order that I may learn 
to despise all earthly things, and to love what is 
heavenly; to oppose vice, and to be proof against 
temptation; to walk firmly in the path of virtue, 
not to seek honours, to shun pleasures, to bewail 
my past offences, to keep far from the occasions of 
evil, to keep free from bad habits, to seek the com- 


378 Pius X, December 29, 1907. 379 Pius IX. Pr. Ma. October 3o, 1854. 


336 VARIOUS SAINTS 

pany of the good, and persevere in righteousness, 
so that, by the assistance of thy grace, I may de- 
serve the crown of eternal life, together with St 
Agnes and all the saints, for ever and ever, in thy 
kingdom. Amen. 


380. Prayers. 


200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


SINGULAR example of virtue, glorious St 

Agnes, by that lively faith which animated thee 
from thy most tender years, and rendered thee so 
acceptable to Gop that thou didst merit the crown 
of martyrdom; obtain for us the grace to preserve 
entire in our hearts the Catholic Faith, and sin- 
cerely to profess ourselves Christians not only in 
word but also in deed; so that while we confess 
JEsus openly in the face of men, JESUS may give 
favourable testimony of us before his Heavenly 
FATHER. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

INVINCIBLE martyr, St Agnes, by that hope 

which thou hadst in the divine aid, when being 
condemned by the impious prefect to see the lily 
of thy purity stained and trampled under foot, thou 
wast wholly undismayed, firmly trusting in the 
Gop who gives his angels charge over those who 
trust in Him; we beseech thee to obtain for us 
by thy intercession the grace to guard this virtue 
jealously in our hearts, so that to the many sins 
which we commit we may never add that most 
hateful sin of distrust in the mercy of Gop. PATER, 
Ave, Gloria. 

BRAVE child, most pure St Agnes, by that 

ardent charity which enflamed thy heart and 
secured thee from being injured by the flames of pas- 
sion or of the stake at which the enemies of JESUS 
CuRIST sought to destroy thee; obtain for us from 
Gopthat every fire may be extinguished inus except 

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that which JEsus CHRIST came on earth to enkindle; 
so that after passing a spotless life in the exercise 
of this beautiful virtue we may be allowed to share 
in that glory which is the crown of thy purity of 
heart and of thy martyrdom. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


ST BARBARA, VIRGIN 
381. Prayer for a Happy Death. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GOD, who didst choose St Barbara to bring 

consolation to the living and the dying; grant 
that through her intercession we may live always 
in thy divine love, and place all our hopes in the 
merits of the most sorrowful Passion of thy Sow; 
so that a sinner's death may never overtake us, 
but that, armed with the Sacraments of Penance, 
the Holy Eucharist, and Extreme Unction, we may 
be able to pass without fear to everlasting glory. 
We implore this of Thee through the same JEsus 
CHRIST our Lorp. Amen. 


ST JULIANA FALCONIERI 
382. Prayer. e 


209 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


FAITHFUL spouse of JEsus CunisT and most 

humble servant of the Virgin Mary, Mother of 
Sorrows, glorious St Juliana; at the end of a life 
entirely spent in the exercise of heroic virtues, thou 
didst undergo one last trial, in that thou couldst 
not be united in holy Viaticum to thy Beloved by 
reason of bodily infirmity. But this trial was so 
acceptable to thy heavenly Spouse, JEsus, that He 
deigned Himself to reward it with an extraordinary 
miracle; for at thy request JEsus in the Blessed 
Sacrament was placed on thy virginal breast, and 
He instantly entered within, leaving outwardly 

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338 VARIOUS SAINTS 

impressed the image of Himself crucified, while 
with a sweet smile thou didst breathe forth thy 
soul in his holy embrace. O great Saint and my 
special patroness, obtain from Gop, I beseech thee, 
that like thee I may live a good life and die a holy 
death; and that being so prepared for the last pas- 
sage, fortified with the holy Sacraments, and 
invigorated by divine grace, I may finish my days 
in holiness and be preserved from eternal death. 


ST THERESA, VIRGIN 
383. Prayer of St Alphonsus. 


Ioo Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


SERAPHIC virgin, St Theresa, beloved spouse 

of the Crucified, thou who didst burn with such 
great love of Gop while on earth, and now burnest 
with a still purer and brighter flame in Heaven; 
thou who didst so greatly desire to see Him loved 
byall men, obtain for me too, I pray thee, a spark of 
that holy fire, whereby I mayopposethe world, crea- 
tures, and myself; and grant that all my thoughts, 
desires and affections may be ever employed in pur- 
suing, whether in the midst of joys or of sufferings, 
the will of the Supreme Good, who deserves our 
unbounded love and obedience. Oh, obtain for me 
this grace, thou who art so powerful with Gop, 
that, like thee, I may be all on fire with divine love. 


Amen. 
SI MARY SALOME 
384. Prayer. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


BELOVED disciple and true lover of JEsus 


CunisT, St Mary Salome; I thy humble client | 


thank the Blessed Trinity for the glory bestowed 

on thee, making thy family truly a family of saints. 

By thy generosity in devoting to the apostolate 
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thy sons and thyself, obtain for me that through- 
out my whole life, whatever be the cost, I may 
labour efficaciously in promoting the glory of Gop 
and the salvation of souls. And when my end shall 
come, O my dear protectress, assist me with that 
loving pity with which thou didst assist our dying 
Lorp on Calvary; and grant that in that terrible 
hour He may address to me also those consoling 
words which He spoke on the Cross to the peni- 
tent thief: **This day thou shalt be with Me in 
Paradise." 


ST ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY 
385. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
LESSED Elizabeth, vessel elect of exalted vir- 
tues, thou dost show forth to the world by thy 
example what the virtues of Faith, Hope, and 
Charity are able to do in a Christian soul. 

Thou didst employ all the powers of thy heart 
to love thy Gop alone. Thou didst love Him with 
a love so pure and fervent that it rendered thee 
worthy to taste upon earth beforehand those 
favours and those sweetnesses of Paradise which 
are communicated to souls invited to the nuptials 
of the Divine adorable LAMB of Gop. 

Thou, illuminated by supernatural light and 
faith immovable, didst show thyself to be a true 
daughter of the Holy Gospel, by seeing in the per- 
son of thy neighbour the Person of our LonD JEsus 
Cunisr, sole object of thy affections; and therefore 
didst thou place all thy delight in holding converse 
with the poor, in serving them, in drying their 
tears and comforting their spirits, in assisting them 
with every pious good office, in the midst of pes- 
tilence and the miseries to which our human nature 


is subject. 
385 Pius IX, Br. August 9, 1861. 


Z2 


340 VARIOUS SAINTS 

Thou didst make thyself poor in order to suc- 
cour thy neighbour in his poverty—poor in the 
good things of earth, to enrich thyself with the 
goods of heaven. 

Thou wast so humble that, after thou hadst 
exchanged a throne for a poor hovel, and a royal 
mantle for the modest habit of St Francis, thou 
didst subject thyself, innocent though thou wast, 
to a life of privation and of penance, and with holy 
joy didst embrace the cross of thy Redeemer, with 
goodwill accepting with Him insults and the most 
unjust persecution: thus didst thou forget the 
world and thyself, to remember thy Gop alone. . 

Dearest Saint, who wast so beloved by Gop, 
vouchsafe to be the heavenly friend of our souls, and 
help them to become ever more and more accept- 
able to Jesus. Cast down upon us from the height 
of heaven one of those tender looks which, when 
thou wast upon earth, healed the most distressing 
infirmities. In this our age, so depraved and cor- 
rupt, and at the same time so cold and indifferent 
to the things of Gop, we have recourse to thee 
with confidence, in order that we may receive from 
our Lorp light for the understanding and strength | 
for the will, and thence obtain peace of soul. 

Whilst we bless the Lorp for having glorified 
his name in this world with the splendour of thy 
heroic virtues and the eternal reward accorded to 
them, do thou bless them, O dear St Elizabeth, 
from that blessed throne which thou dost occupy 
close to the Saint of Saints; protect us in our dan- 
gerous pilgrimage; obtain for us the pardon of our 
sins, and open for us the way to enter and share 
with thee the Kingdom of Gop. Amen. 


ST MARGARET OF CORTONA 
386. Prayer. 


100 Days, oncea day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
386 Leo XIII, January 12, 1897. 











VARIOUS SAINTS 341 
MOST glorious Margaret, true gem wrested 
by Gop with so much love out of the hands of 
the infernal robbers who had seized thee, that by 
the example of thy wonderful conversion, holy life 
and most precious death all sinners might be 
moved to abandon sin and every approximate 
occasion of evil, and practise virtue; obtain for us 
thy clients, we beseech thee, from the lofty throne 
of thy glory, to which thy tears and penances have 
raised thee, the grace of a sincere conversion of 
heart and of a lively sorrow for our sins, and, 
after a holy life passed like thine in the love of 
Jesus crucified for us, a happy death, and the 
crown of glory in the bosom of the Eternal Beati- 
tude. Amen. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


387. Prayer to St Blaise. 


300 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
GLORIOUS St Blaise, who with a short 
prayer didst restore to perfect safety a child at 

the point of death from a fish-bone fixed in its 
throat, grant that we may all feel the power of 
thy patronage in every malady of the throat, 
and may have the special grace to mortify the 
dangerous sense of taste by observing faithfully 
the precepts of the Church. Thou also, who in thy 
martyrdom hast left to the Church the testimony 
of a glorious faith, grant that we may keep this 
divine gift intact, and that in these times we may 
be enabled, by word and deed, without fear of 
man, to defend the truths of faith, so grievously 
obscured and attacked. 


SI SIEPELEBN 
388. Antiphon and Prayer. 


i. 300 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, on August 3 and December 26, or during the 
Octaves, if said for nine days preceding the feast. I, II, III, 1v. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

3*7 Leo XIII, May 13, 1903. 388 Pius X, January 23, and June 8, 1904. 


342 
Antiphon. 
LEGERUNT Apo- 
stoli Stephanum Le- 
vitam plenum fide et SPr- 
RITU SANCTO, quem lapi- 
daverunt Judzi orantem 
et dicentem: DOMINE JE- 
SU, accipespiritum meum, 
et non statuas illis hoc 
peccatum. 
Y. Meritis et precibus 
beati Stephani. 


ky. Propitius esto, Dowr- 
NE, populo tuo. 
Prayer, 

MNIPOTENS, sem- 

piterne Deus, qui pri- 
mitias Martyrum in beati 
Levitz Stephanisanguine 
dedicasti: tribue, quzesu- 
mus, ut pro nobis inter- 
cessor existat, qui pro 
suis etiam persecutoribus 
exoravit DoMINUM nos- 
trum JESUM CHRISTUM 
FILIUM tuum, qui vivit et 
regnat in secula szecu- 
lorum. Amen. 


VARIOUS SAINTS 


HE APOSTLES 

chose the. Levite 
Stephen, fullof faith and 
the Hoty Spirit, whom 
the Jews stoned while he 
prayed, saying: Lorp 
JESUS, receive my spirit, 
and lay not this sin to 
their charge. 
V. By the merits and 
prayers of the blessed 
Stephen. 
Ry. Be merciful, O Lonp, 
to thy people. 


LMELIGILDY and 

everlasting Gop, 
whodidst consecrate the 
first fruits of the Martyrs 
in the blood ofthe blessed 
Levite Stephen, grant, 
we beseech Thee, that 
he may become our ad- 
vocate, who even for his 
persecutors besought 
our Lorp, thy Sow JE- 
sus CHRIST, who liveth 
and reigneth world with- 
out end. Amen. 


ST JOHN THE BAPTIST 


389. Prayers. 


i. 200 Days, once a day. 


ii. 300 Days, once a day, during a triduo or novena. 
iii. Plenary, once during the Triduo or Novena, or within 


eight days. I, I, IV. 


(See Instructions, p. I.) 


389 Pius X, Jan. 11, 19o4. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 343 

GLORIOUS St John the Baptist, of those 

born of women the greatest of prophets (Luke 
vii, 28); thou, though sanctified from thy mother's 
womb and most innocent, didst nevertheless will 
to retire into the desert, there to practise austeri- 
ties and penance; obtain for us from our Lorp 
the grace to be detached, at least in the affections 
of our hearts, from all earthly treasure, and to 
practise Christian mortification with interior re- 
collection and a spirit of holy prayer. PATER, Ave, 
and Gloria. 

MOST zealous Apostle, who, without working 

any miracle on others, but solely by the ex- 
ample of thy life of penance and the power of thy 
words, didst draw after thee crowds, in order to 
prepare them to worthily receive the MEsstAH, and 
listen to his heavenly teaching; grant that it may 
be given to us also, by the example of a holy life 
and the practice of good works, to lead many souls 
to Gop, and, above all, those who have been en- 
veloped in the darkness of error and ignorance, 
and led astray by vice. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

UNCONQUERED martyr, who for the honour 

of Gop and the salvation of souls, didst, with 
heroic constancy, and at the cost of life itself, with- 
stand the impious Herod, reproving him openly 
for his bad and dissolute life; obtain for us a brave 
and generous heart, so that, overcoming all human 
respect, we may boldly profess our faith, and fol- 
low the teaching of our divine master JESUS CHRIST. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
V. Pray for us, St John the Baptist. 
ly. That we may be made worthy of the promises 
of CHRIST. 
Pets pray. 

GOD, who hast made this day worthy of 
() honour in the nativity (commemoration) of St 
John, grant to thy people the grace of spiritual 


344 VARIOUS SAINTS 

joys, and direct the minds of all the faithful into 
the way of eternal salvation. Through Curist our 
Lorp. Amen. 


ST FRANCIS XAVIER 


390. Novena in honour of the Saint. 
i. 300 Days, each day. 
ii. Plenary, within eight days of the completion. I, 11, 1v. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
The following prayer must be said each day or Pater, 
Ave and Gloria five times. (N. B. —Twice a year only.) 


GREAT St Francis, well beloved and full of 

charity, with thee I reverently adore the divine 
Majesty; and since I specially rejoice in the singular 
gifts of grace, bestowed on thee in life, and of glory 
after death, I give thanks to Gop, and beg of thee, 
with all the affectionsof my heart, thatby thy power- 
ful intercession thou mayest obtain for me above all 
things the grace to live a holy life and die a holy 
death. Moreover, I beg of thee to obtain for me 
(here insert some special spiritual or temporal 
favour); but if what I ask does not tend to the 
glory of Gop and the greater good of my soul, do 
thou, I beseech thee, obtain for me what will more 
certainly attain these ends. Amen. 


ST PAUL OF THE CROSS 

391. Prayer. 

300 Days, once a day.* (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
GLORIOUS St Paul of the Cross, thou who 
in meditating on the Passion of Jesus CHRIST 

didst attain to such a high degree of sanctity on 

earth and of happiness in Heaven, and didst, by 
preaching the same holy Passion, offer to the 
world a most efficacious remedy for all its evils; 
obtain for us that we may ever have that Passion 
so deeply engraven on our hearts, that we may 
gather similar fruits in time and in eternity. Amen. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
390 Pius X, March 23, 1904, 391 Pius X, September 17, 1904. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 345 
SP RITA 
392. Prayer. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


GLORIOUS St Rita, thou who didst miracu- 

lously share in the sorrowful Passion of our 
Lorp Jesus CHRisT, obtain for me that I may 
bear with resignation the suffering of this life, and 
protect me in all my necessities. 


St JOHN-DE LA SALLE 
395. Prayer. 


i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, D. 1j 


GLORIOUS John Baptist de la Salle, Apostle 

of infancy and of youth, and, from the height 
of Heaven, ourguideandour protector, intercedefor 
us, help us, that, preserved from all the defilement 
of error and corruption, we may live always faith- 
ful to Jesus Curist and to the infallible Head of 
his Church. Grant that, practising the virtues of 
which thou wast so admirable an example, we 
may one day partake of thy glory in the heavenly 
country. Amen. 


SS. BRIDGETT AND CATHARINE OF 
SWEDEN 
394. Prayers. 


300 Days, once a day, fcr either. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


IE: -70:.57 Bridgett, Queen of Sweden. 
ITH confident hearts we fly to thee, blessed 
Bridgett, and ask, in these times of darkness 
and unbelief, thy intercession on behalf of those 
who are separated from the Church of JEsus 
CunisT. By the clear knowledge which thou hadst 
of the cruel sufferings of our crucified SAVIOUR, 


392 Pius X, August n 1906. 393 Pius X, November 28, 1906. 
394 Pius X, July s, 1905. 


346 VARIOUS SAINTS 
the price of our redemption, we beg of thee to 
obtain for those who are outside the one fold the 
grace of faith, so that the scattered sheep may 
return to the one true Shepherd. Through Curist 
our LoRD. Amen. 
St Bridgett, fearless servant of Gop, pray for us. 
St Bridgett, patient in sufferings and humiliations, 
pray for us. 
St Bridgett, wonderful in thy love towards Jesus 
and Mary, pray for us. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
II. 7o St Catharine, Virgin. 
GOD, who didst adorn blessed Catharine in 
an especial manner with the virtues of humi- 
lity, charity, and angelic purity, we humbly beseech 
Thee, by her merits and example, to make us so 
firm in faith and so ardent in charity that we may 
obtain the rewards of eternity. Through Jesus 
CHRIST our Lorp. Amen. 
St Catharine, lily of purity, pray for us. 
St Catharine, model of humility, pray for us. 
St Catharine, admirable in the love of JEsus and 
Mary, pray for us. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


ST CATHARINE OF ALEXANDRIA 
395. Prayers for the Promotion of Studies. 


100 Days, once a day for each prayer. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I 

ORD- JESUS CHRIS |, the Way, the .Lrotb 

and the Life, Thou who so lovest souls, and 
who, not content with giving us an example, hast 
made such magnificent promises to those who 
shall teach the truth; fill with thy spirit of wisdom, 
knowledge, and fear, all those who teach; fill 
with thy grace those who are taught, so that, in- 
structed in a profitable and useful manner, their 
minds may receive the truth, their hearts cling 


395 Pius X, April 29, 1907. 








VARIOUS SAINTS 3 
to what is right, and their lives be full of good 
works; and may thy holy Name be glorified 
in everything. O Jesus, teacher, who, moved to 
compassion for thy children, like sheep without a 
shepherd, didst say to thy disciples, Prav Zo the 
Lord of the harvest that He send labourers, deign, 
we beseech Thee, to multiply worthy instructors 
of youth; sanctify them in truth, and increase in 
them faith, hope and charity. 

O good JEesus, who hast said, Suffer little 
children to come unto Me, let not one of these 
little ones, purchased with thy Precious Blood, 
perish; remove them from all scandal of impiety, 
of vice, and error; we ask this from Thee in the 
name of thy holy Passion, of the sorrows of thy 
holy Mother, and by the intercession of the angels 
and saints. Amen. 

I 

PRAvER TO ST CATHARINE OF ALEXANDRIA, PATRO- 
NESS OF STUDIES. 

GLORIOUS Virgin and Martyr, St Catha- 

rine, who by thy admirable learning, thy zeal 
for the Faith, and by thy glorious martyrdom 
didst gain so many souls for Jesus CHRIST; thou 
whose patronage has been so often claimed by the 
most learned, we choose thee for the patroness and 
protector of our studies and our teaching. 

Obtain for us who are thy clients a generous 
love for JEsus CHRIsT our SAVIOUR, an ardent 
zeal to make Him known and loved, an inviolable 
fidelity to the Catholic Faith and to the teaching 
of Holy Church. 

May our Lorp deign, through thy intercession, 
to grant to all who teach, the plenitude of the 
gifts of the Hoty Spirit. May they join to true 
knowledge sure and effective methods, purity of 
faith, integrity of life, and a humble distrust of 
themselves. 


348 VARIOUS SAINTS 

Beg of JEsus, thy Spouse, that He take pity on 
all those who are taught; that He preserve them 
from impious or indifferent masters, and perverse 
or erroneous doctrines; that He give them an up- 
right character, and docile heart, and the grace to 
make progress in their studies according to the 
designs of his sovereign wisdom. 

And lastly, O glorious Saint, beg the FATHER of 
lights for such an outpouring of grace on the in- 
struction of youth that, after having studied, loved 
and practised the divine law, all masters and dis- 
ciples may together come to the holy Mount, 
which is Jesus CunisT. Amen. 


III 

ANOTHER PRAYER TO ST CATHARINE. 

GLORIOUS St Catharine, wise and prudent 

virgin, who didst placethe knowledge of Jesus 
CHRIST above all knowledge, obtain for us the 
grace to live inviolably attached to the Catholic 
Faith, and to seek in our studies and teaching but 
one thing, to extend in ourselves and in others 
the kingdom of JEsus CHRIST our SAVIOUR, and of 
his holy Church. Amen. 


396. BLESSED FRANCUS, Carmelite Con- 


fessor. 
Plenary, on the feast, from First Vespers, to those who 
visit a Carmelite church or public chapel. 1, 11, II, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


396 Pius X, Br. February r1, 1905. 








XIV. BLESSED CROSSES, CRUCI- 
FIXES, ROSARIES, MEDALS, etc., 
FROM THE HOLY LAND 

39 


The following indulgences may be gained by persons who 
possess blessed objects which have touched the holy places 
and sacred relics of the Holy Land. 

i. Plenary, Zn articulo mortis, at the point of death. 1, rr. 

Should Confession and Communion be impossible, the 
invocation of the holy Name of Jesus with contrition, at least 
in the heart, suffices. 

ii. Plenary, on Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Easter Day, 
Ascension Day, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Corpus Christi, 
the Purification, Annunciation, Nativity B. V. M., Nativity of 
St John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, 
Thomas, Philip and James, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon 
and Jude, Matthias, and All Saints, to those who say at least 
once a week a Chaplet of our LoRD, or of our Lady, the 
Rosary or a third part thereof, the Divine Office, or the 
Office of the B. V. M. or of the Dead, the Penitential or Gra- 
dual Psalms; or whose custom it is to teach the Catechism, 
visit prisoners, or the sick in hospitals, or help the poor, or 
hear Mass, or say Mass. I, I, II. 

iii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, for the above pious 
exercises on other feasts of our LORD or of our Lady. 

iv. Five Years and Five Quarantines, for the same on any 
Sunday or feast in the year. 

v. 100 Days, for the same, on any day of the year. 

vi. 200 Days, to those who visit prisoners, or the sick in 

hospitals, or teach the Catechism in church, or at home to 
their own children, relations or servants, or who are accus- 
tomed to say at least once a week, the Chaplet or Rosary, 
or Office B. V. M. or of the Dead, or Vespers of the Dead, or 
one Nocturn with Lauds of the same, or who shall say the 
Penitential Psalms with the Litanies and Prayers. 
vii. 100 Days, to those who at the sound of the bell say the 
Angelus, or not knowing it, a Pater and Ave, or in like man- 
ner say the De Profundis at night, or not knowing it, a Pa/e» 
and Ave, or who every Friday meditate on the Passion and 
Death of our LORD and say the Pa£er and Ave thrice, or who 
with contrition and purpose of amendment examine their 
consciences and say Pater and Ave thrice, or who say the 
Pater and Ave thrice in honour of the Holy Trinity, or the 
Pater and Ave five times in memory of the Five Wounds of 
our LORD. 


397 Ven. Innocent XI, Br. January 28, 1688; Innocent XIII, June 4, 
1721 ; Leo XIII, August r9, 1895. 


350 BLESSED CROSSES 

viii. 5o Days, to those who say any prayer in preparation 
before saying Mass or receiving Holy Communion, or before 
saying the Divine Office or the Office B.V.M. 

ix. 5o Days, to those who pray for the dying, saying for 
them at least the Pater noster and Ave Maria. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

N.B.—Indulgences following the same lines and practi- 
cally identical with the above are attached to similar objects 
blessed by the Pope or a priest with the requisite faculties. 
The list of these indulgences, with slight variations, is pub- 
lished anew by successive Pontiffs. The following conditions, 
however, must be observed: 

i. The blessed object must be carried about on the person, 
or kept in the bedroom, or other suitable place, and rever- 
ently used for the prescribed devotions. 

ii. It must not be made of fragile material. 

iii. Pictures, whether printed or painted, are not admissible, 
and images must be of saints canonized or inscribed in 
approved martyrologies. 

See also Decisions, No. 38, p. xiv. For precise particulars, 
cf. Acta S. Sedis XXXVI, 125. 








DV THE DYING AND THE APO: 
STOLIC BLESSING 
398. Praying for the Dying. 


100 Days. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This may be gained by priests saying Mass, or the laity 
assisting thereat, who commend to Gop all the sinners 
of the world who are ‘‘at that moment in theiragony, or who 
are to die that day." 


399. Offering of Masses for the Dying. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Y GOD, I offer Thee all the Masses which are 

being celebrated to-day throughout the whole 
world, for sinners who are in their agony and who 
are to die this day. May the Precious Blood of 
JESUS»their REDEEMER, obtain mercy for them. 


400. The Apostolic Blessing. 


Plenary Indulgence, at the point of death to those who 
receive the blessing given by the Pope, or those who have 
the necessary faculties, who must in all cases use the pre- 
scribed form. (See Ritual.) 

N.B.—The dying person must renew his sorrow for sin 
and fervent love of GOD; and especially he must accept 
death from the hands of GoD with resignation and in con- 
formity to the divine pleasure, invoking the holy Name of 
Jesus in his heart, if unable to do so with his lips. 

This Indulgence is not suspended in the year of Jubilee. 


401. Plenary Indulgence in Articulo Mortis. 
To all who, with sincere love towards GOD, after Confes- 
sion and Communion, made on any day they may choose, 
say the following prayer: 
LORD my Gop, I now, at this moment, 
readily and willingly accept at thy hand what- 
ever kind of death it may please Thee to send me, 
with allits pains, penalties, and sorrows. 


398 Pius X, December ro, 1907. 399 Pius X, December 18, 1907. 

400 Benedict XIV, Con. April 5, 1747; Indul. September 23, 1775; Feb- 
ruary 5, 1841; March 22, 1879. 

401 Pius X, March 9, 1904. 


XVI. The FAITHFUL DEPARTED 


402. The Office of the Dead. 
i. 100 Days, on days prescribed by the Rubrics. 


ii. 5o Days, at other times. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


403. The Heroic Act. 


This heroic act of charity in behalf of the souls in purga- 
tory consists in a voluntary offering, made by any one of the 
faithful in their favour, of all works of satisfaction done by 
him in this life, as well as of all suffrages which shall be 
offered for him after his death; by this act he deposits all 
these works and suffrages into the hands of the Blessed 
Virgin, that she may distribute them in behalf of those 
holy souls whom it is her good pleasure to deliver from the 
pains of purgatory, at the same time that he declares that 
by this personal offering he only forgoes in their behalf 
the special and personal benefit of these works of satis- 
faction, so that, if he is a priest, he is not hindered from 
applying the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according: to the 
intention of those who give him alms for that purpose. 

This heroic act of charity, called also a vow of oblation, 
was instituted by F. Caspar Oliden, a Theatine. It was he 
who propagated it, and it was at his prayer that it was 
enriched with many Indulgences. 

i. An Indult of a privileged altar, personally, every day 
in the year to all priests who have made this offering. 

ii. Plenary, daily, applicable only to the departed. I, 111, IV. 

iii. Plenary, every Monday to all who hear Mass in suffrage 
for the souls in purgatory. IJ, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

N.B.—All Indulgences granted, or to be granted and 
gained by the faithful who have made this offering, are ap- 
plicable to the holy souls in purgatory. 

- Forall the faithful who cannot hear Mass on Monday, the 
Mass heard on Sundays is available for gaining Indulgence 
No. iii. In the case of those who are not yet communicants, 
or who are hindered from communicating, their respective 
ordinaries may authorize confessors to commute the works 
enjoined. 

. Lastly, although this act of charity is denominated a vow 
in some printed tracts, in which also is given a formula for 
making the offering, no inference is to be drawn therefrom 
that this offering binds under sin; neither is it necessary to 
make use of the said formula, since, in order to share in the 

402St Pius V, Bl. :: ! BL il 5, , 

403 Benedict XI A fuk ML LIRE. 12, 1788; Pius 
IX, September 3o, 1852, November 20, 1854; Pius X, February 20, 1907. 


THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED 353 


said Indulgences, no more is required than a hearty act of 
our will. 


N.B.— This act, or offering, may be at any time revoked. 


404. The De Profundis. 

i. roo Days, to all the faithful, every time that, at the 
sound of the bell at nightfall, they say devotedly on their 
knees the Psalm De profundis or Pater, Ave and Requiem 

















cternam. 


ii. Plenary, once a year, if said daily. 1, 11, Iv. 
N.B.—In places where no bell is rung, these Indulgences 
may be gained by reciting the above at nightfall. 
iii. 5o Days, three times a day to all who say the De pro- 
fundis with Y. and Hj. Requiem eternam. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Pesan. CXX1K, 
E profundis clamavi 
ad te, DOMINE:* Do- 
MINE, exaudi vocem me- 
am. 
Fiant aures tuz inten- 
dentes * in vocem depre- 
cationis mee. 
Si iniquitates observa- 
veris, DOMINE: * DOMINE, 
quis sustinebit? 
Quia apud te propitiatio 
est: * et propter legem 
tuam sustinui te, DOMINE. 


Sustinuit anima mea in 
verbo ejus: * speravit 
anima mea in DomINo. 

A custodia matutina us- 
gne ad noctem. * speret 
Israel in DOMINO. 

Quia apud. DOMINUM mi- 
sericordia, * et copiosa 
apud eum redemptio. 


Psalm cxxix. 

UT of the depths I 

have cried unto 
Thee, O Longpb: LoRp, 
hear my voice. 
Let thine ears be atten- 
tive: to the voice of my 
supplication. 
If Thou, O Lonp, shalt 
mark our iniquities: O 
LoRp, who can abide it? 
For with Thee there is 
mercy : and by reason of 
thy law I have waited on 
Thee; O-EORD. 
My soul hath waited on 
his word: my soul hath 
hoped in the Lonp. 
Fromthemorning watch 
even unto night: let Is- 
rael hope in the LonRp. 
For with the Lonp there 
is mercy: and with Him 
is plenteousredemption. 


404 Clement XII, Br. August 11, 1736; Pius VI, Prop. March 18, 1781; 
Pius IX, July 18, 1877; Leo XIII, February 3, 1888. 


AA 


354 THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED 
Et ipse redimet Israel * And He shall redeem 
ex omnibus iniquitatibus Israel: from all his ini- 


ejus. quities. 

Y. Requiem zternam * Y. Eternal rest give to 
dona eis, DOMINE. them, O Lonp. 

ky. Et lux perpetua luce- Ry. And let perpetual 
at els; light shine upon them. 


405. Holy Week. 
Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, on Holy Thursday, 
Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

To those who, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in 
Holy Week make one hour’s mental or vocal prayer, or 
who assist at the functions and services of Holy Week by 
way of suffrage for the holy souls, seeing that on these 
days they are deprived of the benefit of holy Mass. 


406. Pater and Ave five times, etc. 

i. 300 Days, once a day, to all who, devoutly meditating 
on the Passion, shall say for the departed the Pater and 
Ave five times with the following versicle or ejaculation, etc. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, 11, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Y. TE ergo quasumus, VY. WE therefore beseech 
tuis famulis subveni,quos Thee, help thy servants, 
pretioso sanguine rede- whom Thou hast re- 
misti. deemed with thy Preci- 

ous Blood. 

Ejaculatzon. 
Eternal FATHER, by the Precious Blood of JEsus, 
Mercy! 
Eternal rest give unto them, O Lonp, and let 
perpetual light shine upon them. 


407. All Souls’ Day. 


Plenary Indulgence, T.Q. I, I, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
This Indulgence, like that of the Portiuncula, may be 
gained as often as a person visits a church or public chapel 
405 Benedict XIV, Apri ; i 751. 
406 Pius VII, Br. yates e M A 
407 Pius X, February 27, 1907; September 2 & 11, 1907. 














THE FAILIIBUE DEPARTED 355 


of the Benedictines, whether monks or nuns, between first 
Vespers on November 1 and sunset on November 2. 
I, II, IV. Communities and those dwelling with them may use 
a semi-public chapel. 

Those who wear a duly blessed medal of St Benedict, and 
are hindered from visiting a church or public chapel of the 
Benedictines by infirmity, enclosure or distance (more than 
a mile), may gain the same indulgence by visiting any church 
or public chapel. 1, 11, Iv. 


408. Prayers. 


100 Days, once a day. 1v. 
(See: Insteuctions, D. T.) 

For SUNDAY. 

LORD Gop A.micuty, I pray Thee, by the 

Precious Blood which thy Divine Son JEsus 
shed in the garden, deliver the souls in purgatory, 
and especially that soul amongst them all which is 
most destitute of spiritual aid; and vouchsafe to 
bring it to thy glory, there to praise and bless 
Thee for ever. Amen. Pater, Ave, De profundis. 
(See 5. 353.) 
For MoNpav. 

LORD Gop A.tmicuty, I pray Thee, by the 

Precious Blood which thy Divine Son Jesus shed 
in his cruel scourging, deliver the souls in purga- 
tory, and that soul especially amongst them all 
which is nearest to its entrance into thy glory; that 
so it may forthwith begin to praise and bless Thee 
for ever. Amen. PATER, Ave, De profundis. 
For TUESDAY. 

LORD Gop A.tmicuty, I pray Thee, by the 

Precious Blood which thy Divine Son Jesus 
shed in his bitter crowning with thorns, deliver the 
souls in purgatory, and in particular that one 
amongst them all which would be the last to de- 
part out of those pains, that it may not tarry so 
long a time before it come to praise Thee in thy 
glory and bless Thee for ever. Amen. PATER, Ave, 
De profundis. 

408 Leo XII, November 18, 1826. 
AA2 


256 THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED 
For WEDNESDAY. 

LORD Gop Atmicuty, I pray Thee, by the 

Precious Blood which thy Divine Son Jesus 
shed in the streets of Jerusalem, when He carried 
the Cross upon his sacred shoulders, deliver the 
souls in purgatory, and especially that soul which 
is richest in merits before Thee; that so, in that 
throne of glory which awaits it, it may magnify 
Thee and bless Thee for ever. Amen. PATER, Ave, 
De profundis. 
For THURSDAY. 

LORD Gop Atmicuty, I pray Thee, by the 

Precious Body and Blood of thy Divine Son 
Jesus, which He gave with his own hands upon 
the eve of his Passion to his beloved Apostles to be 
their meat and drink, and which He left to his 
whole Church to be a perpetual sacrifice and the 
life-giving food of his own faithful people, deliver 
the souls in purgatory, and especially that one 
which was most devoted to this mystery of infinite — 
love, that it may with the same thy Divine Son, 
and with thy Hoty Spirit, ever praise Thee for 
thy love therein ineternal glory. Amen. PATER, Ave, 
De profundis. 
For FRIpAy. 

LORD Gop A.micuty, I pray Thee, by the 

Precious Blood which thy Divine Son shed on 
this day upon the wood of the Cross, especially 
from his most sacred hands and feet, deliver the 
souls in purgatory, and in particular that soul for 
which I am most bound to pray; that no neglect 
of mine may hinder it from praising Thee in thy 
glory and blessing Thee for ever. Amen. PATER, 
Ave, De profundis. 
Fon SATURDAY. 

LORD Gop Atmicuty, I beseech Thee, by the 

Precious Blood which gushed forth from the 
side of thy Divine Son Jesus, in the sight of, and 











ILDHTEEEALDDTEDEUT. DEPARTED B57 
to the extreme pain of his most holy Mother, de- 
liver the souls in purgatory, and especially that 
one amongst them all which was the most devout 
to her; that it may soon attain unto thy glory, 
there to praise Thee in her, and her in Thee, world 
without end. Amen. Pater, Ave, De profundis. 


409. Prayers for Nine or Seven Days. 
i. 300 Days, each day. 
ii. Plenary, during the period. 1, 1, Iv. | 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Any form of prayers for the Holy Souls, sanctioned by 
competent ecclesiastical authority, may be used. 


410. League of Perpetual Suffrage. 


200 Days, once a day, to all who say thrice daily the versicle 


below. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
| PP: zeternam TERNAL rest give 
dona eis DomIngE, et unto them, O Lorp, 


lux perpetua luceat eis. and let perpetual light 
Requiescant in pace. shine upon them. May 
Amen. they rest in peace. Amen. 


411. Month of November. 


i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, each day. 
ii. Plenary, once during the month. I, II, II, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Any daily devotions for the Holy Souls, public or private, 
will suffice. 


412. Devotion to the Five Wounds. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

O before our actions, we beseech Thee, O Lorn, 

with thy inspiration, and follow after them with 
thy help, that every prayer and work of ours may 
begin from Thee and through Thee be likewise 
ended. Through Curist our Lorp. Amen. 

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lorp, and let 

perpetual light shine upon them. 


409 Pius IX, Res. January 5, 184g: Bps. January 28, 1850; November 
26, 1876. 410 Leo XIII, August r9, 1880. 
411 ius XIII, January 17, 1888. 412 Leo XIII, September 15, 1888. 


358 THE EATIILHBULDDEPARTED 

E offer unto Thee, O eternal FATHER, Father 

of mercies, for those souls so dear to Thee in 
purgatory, the most Precious Blood shed on Cal- 
vary from the wound in the left foot of Jesus thy 
Son, our SAviour, and the sorrow of Mary his 
most loving Mother in beholding it. PATER, Ave, 
Requiem aeternam. 

II. We offer unto Thee, O eternal FATHER, Father 
of mercies, for those souls so dear to Thee in pur- 
gatory, the most Precious Blood shed on Calvary 
from the wound in the right foot of Jesus thy Son, 
our SAvIOUR, and the sorrow of Mary his most 
loving Mother inbeholding it. PATER, Ave, Requiem 
aeternam. 

ui. We offer unto Thee, O eternal FATHER, 
Father of mercies, for those souls so dear to Thee 
in purgatory, the most Precious Blood shed on 
Calvary from the wound in the left hand of Jesus 
thy Son, our SAviour, and the sorrow of Mary 
his most loving Mother in beholding it. PATER, Ave, 
Requiem aeternam. 

IV. We offer unto Thee, O eternal FATHER, 
Father of mercies, for those souls so dear to Thee 
in purgatory, the most Precious Blood shed on 
Calvary from the wound in the right hand of Jesus 
thy Son, our Saviour, and the sorrow of Mary his 
most loving Mother in beholding it. PATER, Ave, 
Requiem zeternam. 

v. We offer unto Thee, O eternal FATHER, 
Father of mercies, for those souls so dear to Thee 
in purgatory, the most Precious Blood and water 
flowing on Calvary from the pierced side of JEsus 
thy Son, our SavioUR, and the sorrow of Mary his 
most loving Mother in beholding it. PATER, Ave, 
Requiem aeternam. 

Let us pray. 

Ace now to give greater value to our feeble 
prayers, turning to Thee, most loving JEsus, 

we humbly pray Thee thyself to offer to the eternal 








DID Weald Die DEDARDESD 359 
FATHER the sacred wounds of thy feet, hands and 
side, together with thy most precious Blood, and 
thy agony and death; and do thou also, Mary, 
Virgin of sorrows, present, together with the most 
sorrowful Passion of thy well-beloved Son, the 
sighs, tears and all the sorrows suffered by thee 
through his sufferings, so that through their merits 
the souls who suffer in the most ardent flames of 
purgatory may obtain refreshment, and, freed from 
this prison of torment, may be clothed with glory 
in heaven, there to sing the mercies of Gop for 
ever. Amen. 

Absolve, O Lorp, the souls of all the faithful 
departed from every bond of sin, so that by thy 
aid they may deserve to escape the judgment of 
wrath, and come to the enjoyment of beatitude in 
eternal light. 

Y. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lorp. 
. And let perpetual light shine upon them. 
. From the gate of hell. 
. Deliver their souls, O Lorp. 
. May they rest in peace. Ry. Amen. 
. O Lonp, hear my prayer. 
. And let my cry come unto Thee. 
. The Lorp be with you. 
Ey. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, the CREATOR and REDEEMER of all the 
faithful, grant to the souls of thy servants de- 
parted the remission of all their sins, that through 
pious supplications they may obtain the pardon 
they have always desired. Who livest and reignest 
world without end. Amen. 
Eternal rest, ezc. 


413. Prayers. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I.E 


“A 


413 Leo XIII, December 14, 1889. 


360 THEPBPAILDPHEUL DEPARI ED 

Y Jesus, by that copious sweat of blood with 

which Thou didst bedew the ground in the 
garden, have mercy on the souls of my nearest 
relations who are suffering in purgatory. PATER, 
Ave, Requiem zeternam. 

Y Jesus, by that cruel scourging which Thou 

didst suffer, bound to the column, have pity 
on the souls of my other relations and friends who 
are suffering in purgatory. PATER, Ave, Requiem 
aeternam. 

Y Jesus, by that crown of sharpest thorns 

which pierced thy sacred temples, have mercy 
on that soul which is most neglected and least 
prayed for, and on that soul which is furthest from 
being released from the pains of purgatory. PATER, 
Ave, Requiem zternam. 

Y Jesus, by those sorrowful steps which Thou 

didst take with the Cross on thy shoulders, 
have mercy on that soul which is nearest to its de- 
parture from purgatory; and by the pains which 
Thou didst suffer together with thy most holy 
Mother Mary, when Thou didst meet her on the 
road to Calvary, deliver from the pains of purga- 
tory those souls who were devout to this beloved 
Mother. PATER, Ave, Requiem zternam. 

Y Jesus, by thy most holy body stretched on 

the Cross, by thy most holy hands and feet 
pierced with hard nails, by thy most cruel death, 
and by thy most holy side laid open with a lance, 
have pity and mercy on those poor souls; free them 
from the awful pains they suffer, call and admit 
them to thy most sweet embrace in Paradise. 
PATER, Ave, Requiem zeternam. 

HOLY souls, tormented in most cruel pains, 

as one truly devoted to you, I promise never to 
forget you, and continually to pray to the Most 
High for your release. I beseech you to respond to 
this offering which I make to you, and obtain for 











THE PALTHER UL DEPARTED 361 
me from Gop, with whom you are so powerful on 
behalf of the living, that I may be freed from all 
dangers of soul and body; I beg both for myself 
and for my relations and benefactors, friends and 
enemies, pardon for our sins, and the grace of per- 
severance in good, whereby we may save our souls. 
Set us free from all misfortunes, miseries, sick- 
nesses, trials and labours. Obtain for us peace of 
heart; assist us in all our actions; succour us 
promptly in all our spiritual and temporal needs; 
console and defend us in our dangers. Pray for the 
supreme Pontiff, for the exaltation of holy Church, 
for peace between nations, for Christian princes, 
and for tranquillity among peoples; and obtain that 
we may one day all rejoice together in Paradise. 
Amen. 


414. Prayer for the Dead. 
50 Days. T.O. Applicable only to the dead. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Y. Requiem aeternam do- V. Eternalrestgiveunto 


na eis, DOMINE. them, O LoRp. 
ky. Etlux perpetualuceat Ry. And let perpetual 
eis. light shine upon them. 


415. VV. & RR. for the Dead. 
300 Days. T.Q. Applicable only to the dead. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
V.Requiemzeternamdona Y. Eternal rest give un- 


eis, DOMINE. to them, O Lorp. 

Ry. Et lux perpetua luceat. Ry. And let perpetual 
eis. light shine upon them. 
W. Requiescant in pace. y. May they rest in 
Ry. Amen. peace. ly. Amen. 


414 Leo XIII, Br. March 22, 1902. 415 Pius X, February 13, 1908. 


XVII. MISCELLANEOUS 
416. Visits to the Churches of the Stations. 


i. 40 Years and as many Quarantines, to all the faithful, 
every time that during Lent, with contrite hearts and de- 
' votion, they visit the Churches of the Stations in the man- 
ner prescribed in the book printed for the purpose in Rome. 

ii. Plenary, to all persons who shall have made the visit 
as above three times, each visit on a different day. I, I1, III, 
IV. 

The method prescribed to be used is as follows: First, tó 
visit some church, and say there the prayers appointed in 
the book to the Blessed Sacrament, to the Blessed Virgin, 
and to the holy martyrs; then to go to the Church of the 
Station, saying on the way the Psalm Miserere, Pater, Ave, 
and G/oria, five times, and then the Steps of the Passion of 
our Lord Jesus Christ; and lastly, whilst at the Church itself, 
to say the Litanies of the Saints, with the versicles and 
prayers assigned, and at the end the Psalm De profundis, 
etc. All unlearned persons, however, and others who do not - 
possess this book of the Stations, may gain the same Indul- 
gences by saying at the two churches which they visit such 
prayers as their own devotion suggests to them, and as are | 
suitable to their capacity; and while they go from one 
church to the other they are to say a third part of their 


Rosary with the Litanies, and on leaving the Church of the : | 
Station to end their visit with the Psalm De profundts, or —— 


else with one Pater noster, one Ave Maria and a Requiem 
eternam for the holy souls in purgatory. 

N.B.—Nuns and others dwelling in monasteries and com- 
munities may participate in the benefit of these Indulgences, 
provided that they keep the method prescribed and visit 
their own churches; these Indulgences may also be gained 
by the sick and prisoners, provided they supply what they 
are unable to perform by doing some good work enjoined 
them by their own confessor. 

To gain the specific Indulgence attached to the churches 
and days specified below, a simple visit is all that is re- 
quired for partial Indulgences; Confession and Communion 
must be made for Plenary Indulgeuces. 

These Indulgences may be gained in certain churches and 
chapels out of Rome, to which this special privilege has been 
granted. 

Days and Churches of the Stations in Rome. 
January 1. Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ. Station, 
St Mary beyond the Tiber. Thirty Years and Thirty Quaran- 
tines. The same Indulgence for the next four Stations. 
January6. The Epiphany of our Lord. St Peter on the Vatican, 

416 Pius VI, July 9, 1777; Leo XII, February 28, 1827. 








MISCELLANEOUS 363 


Septuagesima Sunday. St Laurence outside the Walls. 
Sexagesima. St Paul outside the Walls. 

Quznquagesima. St Peter on the Vatican. 

Ash Wednesday. St Sabina in St Alexius, and St Mary in 
Cosmedin, called Bocca della Verità. Fifteen Years and 
Fifteen Quarantines. 

Thursday after Ash Wednesday. St George in Velabro, and 
the Church of JEsus and Mary. Ten Years and Ten Quaran- 
tines. The same Indulgence is granted for all the following 
days till the fourth Sunday in Lent. 

—Friday after Ash Wednesday. SS. John and Paul, and St 
Gregory on the Celian Hill. 

—Saturday. St Tryphon and St Augustine. 

First Sunday in Lent. St John Lateran. 

—Monday. St Peter's Chains and St John della Pigna. 

— Tuesday. St Anastasia. 

— Wednesday ( Ember Day ). St Mary Major. 

—Thursday. St Laurence in Panisperna. 

—Friday (Ember Day). The Twelve Holv Apostles. 
—Saturday (Ember Day ). St Peter on the Vatican. 

Second Sunday in Lent. St Mary in Domnica, called the 
Church of the Navicella, and St Gregory on the Celian. 
—Monday. St Mary Major and St Clement. 

— Tuesday. St Balbina. 

— Wednesday. St Cecilia beyond the Tiber. 

— Thursday. St Mary beyond the Tiber. 

— Friday. St Vitalis. 

—Saturday. SS. Marcellinus and Peter, near the Lateran 
Basilica. 

Third Sunday in Lent. St Laurence outside the Walls. 

— Monday. St Mark. 

— Tuesday. St Pudentiana. 

— Wednesday. SS. Sixtus, Nereus and Achilleus. 

— Thursday. SS. Cosmas and Damian, in the Forum. 

— Friday. St Laurence in Lucina. 

— Saturday. SS. Caius and Susanna, and St Mary of the 
Angels at the Baths. 

Fourth Sunday in Lent. The Holy Cross in Jerusalem. Fif- 
teen Years and Fifteen Quarantines. 

—Monday. The Four Saints crowned with Martyrdom. Ten 
Years and Ten Quarantines. The same Indulgences for all 
the Stations following till Palm Sunday. 

—Tuesday. St Laurence in St Damasus, and St Andrew 
della Valle. 

— Wednesday. St Paul outside the Walls. 

— Thursday. SS. Martin and Silvester on the Hills, and St 
Silvester in Capite. 


364 MISCELLANEOUS 


—Fiday. St Eusebius and St Bibiana. 

—Saturday. St Nicholas in Carcere. 

Passion Sunday. St Peter on the Vatican, and St Lazarus. 
— Monday. St Chrysogonus beyond the Tiber. 

— Tuesday. St Cyriacus in St Mary in Via Lata, and SS. 
Quiricus and Julitta on the Hills. 

— Wednesday. St Marcellus. 

—Thursday. St Apollinaris. 

— Friday. St Stephen on the Celian. 

—Saturday. St John before the Latin Gate, and St Caesareus. 
Palm Sunday. St John Lateran. Twenty-five Years and 
Twenty-five Ouarantines. 

Monday in Holy Week. St Praxede. Ten Years and Ten 
Quarantines, also for next three days. 

Tuesday in Holy Week. St Prisca, and St Mary at the Gate 
of the People. 

Wednesday in Holy Week. St Mary Major. 

Thursday in Holy Week. St John Lateran. Plenary. 1, rr. 
Good Friday. Holy Cross in Jerusalem. Thirty Years and 
Thirty Ouarantines. 

Holy Saturday. St John Lateran. The same Indulgence. 
Easter Day. St Mary Major. Plenary. I, 11. 

Easter Monday. St Peter on the Vatican, and St Onuphrius. 
Thirty Years and Thirty Quarantines. The same till Ascen- 
sion Day. 

Easter Tuesday. St Paul outside the Walls. 

Wednesday in Easter Week. St Laurence outside the Walls. 
Thursday in Easter Week. The Twelve Holy Apostles. 
Friday in Easter Week. St Mary of the Martyrs, called La 
Rotonda. 

Saturday in Easter Week. St John Lateran. 

Low Sunday. St Pancratius and St Mary della Scala. 

April 25. Feast of St Mark the Evangelist. St Peter on the 
Vatican. 

Rogation Monday. St Mary Major. 

Rogation Tuesday. St John Lateran, 

Rogation Wednesday. St Peter on the Vatican. 

Ascension Day. St Peter on the Vatican. Plenary. I, 11. 
Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost. St John Lateran. Ten Years 
and Ten Quarantines. 

Whit Sunday. St Peter on the Vatican. Thirty Years and 
Thirty Quarantines. The same to Saturday in Whitsun 
Week. 

WAit Monday. St Peter's Chains. 

Whit Tuesday. St Anastasia. 

Wednesday in Whitsun Week(Ember Day). St Mary Major. 
Thursday in Whitsun Week. St Laurence outside the Walls. 











MISCELLANEOUS 365 


Friday in Whitsun Week (Ember Day). The Twelve Holy 
Apostles. 

Saturday in Whitsun Week (Ember Day). St Peter on the 
Vatican. 

Wednesday in September (Ember Day). St Mary Major. Ten 
Years and Ten Quarantines. The same to Third Sunday in 
Advent. 

Friday in September (Ember Day) The Twelve Holy 
Apostles. 

Saturday in September (Ember Day). St Peter on the Vati- 
can. 

First Sunday in Advent. St Mary Major. 

Second Sunday in Advent. Holy Cross in Jerusalem. 

Third Sunday in Advent. St Peter on the Vatican. Fifteen 
Years and Fifteen Ouarantines. 

Wednesday in December (Ember Day). St Mary Major. Ten 
Years and Ten Quarantines. The same up to Christmas Eve. 
Friday in December (Ember Day) The Twelve Holy 
Apostles. 

Saturday in December (Ember Day). St Peter onthe Vatican. 
Fourth Sunday in Advent. The Twelve Holy Apostles. 
December 24. Christmas Eve. St Mary Major. Fifteen Years 
and Fifteen Quarantines. The same up to the Third Mass 
on Christmas Day. 

December 25. Christmas Day. First Mass. The Altar of the 
Holy Crib, in St Mary Major. 

Second Mass. St Anastasia. 

Third Mass, and the rest of the day. St Peter on the Vatican, 
and St Mary Major. Plenary. I, I. 

December 26. St Stephen the first Martyr. St Stephen on 
the Celian. Thirty Years and Thirty Quarantines. The same 
on two following days. 

December 27. St John the Apostle and Evangelist. St Mary 
Major. 

p 28. Holy Innocents, Martyrs. St Paul outside the 
Walls. 


417. Visit to the Seven Churches and the 
Seven Privileged Altars. 


The custom of visiting the seven principal Churches in 
Rome is of most ancient institution. They are as follows : 
St Peter on the Vatican; St Paul and Sebastian outside the 
Walls; St John Lateran; the Holy Cross in Jerusalem ; St 
Laurence outside the Walls; and St Mary Major. Whoever 
between first Vespers and sunset of the day following, 
shall visit these Seven Churches, may gain the many Indul- 

417 Pius IX, Br. January 26, 1866. 


366 MISCELLANEOUS 


gences with which these Churches have been enriched for 
every day in the year, and a Plenary Indulgence. I, 11, II. 

Most ancient also is the custom of visiting in these 
Churches, but especially in St Peter on the Vatican, the 
seven privileged Altars. The seven Altars in St Peter's are: 

I. The Altar of Our Lady, commonly called the ‘‘ Gre- 
goriana”’; 

. Of SS. Processus and Martinianus; 

. Of St Michael the Archangel; 

. Of St Petronilla, Virgin; 

. Of Our Lady, commonly called ‘‘ of the Pillar" ; 
. Of the Holy Apostles SS. Simon and Jude; 

. Of St Gregory the Great. 

Any of the faithful who shall visit devoutly these seven 
Altars may obtain the numerous Indulgences granted tothese 
seven Altars by successive Pontiffs. 

The same Indulgences may be gained outside Rome in 
churches to which the privileges of the Seven Churches or 
the Seven Altars have been extended. 


418. The Portiuncula. 


Plenary,to all as often as they visit any one ofthe churches 
of the three Orders of St Francis, and many other churches 
and chapels having this privilege, between first Vespers on 
August 1 and sunset on August 2. I, II, IV. T.Q. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
N.B.— The time for Confession is extended to July 30. 


419. The Gradual or Penitential Psalms. 
50 Days, on the days prescribed by the Rubric of the 
Roman Breviary. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


420. Christian Doctrine. 


i. Seven Years to all masters of schools who, on feast 
days, shall take their scholars to be instructed in Christian 
Doctrine, and shall themselves instruct them in it. 

ii. roo Days, to those masters who, on working days, 
explain Christian Doctrine in their schools. 

iii. roo Days, to fathers and mothers, every time they in- 
struct their children and servants in Christian Doctrine. 

iv. too Days, to all the faithful, every time they employ 
themselves for half an hour in studying the Catechism. 

418 Honorius III, 1223; Gregory XV, Br. July 4, 1622; Ven. Innocent 
XI, Br. January 12, 1687; Pius IX, July 12, 1847; Leo XIII, July 14, 1894 

419 Pius V, BI. July 9, 1568; April 15, 1571 


71. 
420 Paul V, Br. October 6, 1607 ; Clement XII, Br. May 16, 1736; Pius 
IX, July 18, 1877. 


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MISCELLANEOUS 367 


v. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, to adults every 
time they assist at public Catechism, in church or chapel. 
vi. Plenary, on Christmas Day, Easter Day and SS. 
Peter and Paul, to adults who make a practice of assisting 
at public Catechism. I. II, IV. 

vii. Three Years, on all feasts of our Lady, to those of 
every age who make a practice of assisting in school or 
church at instruction in Christian Doctrine. I. 
viii. Seven Years, for the same. I, II. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


421. Mental Prayer. 


i. Plenary, once a month, to all the faithful who make 
mental prayer devoutly for half an hour, or at least a 
quarter of an hour, a day. 1, Il, IV. 

ii. Plenary, once a month, to those who frequently teach 
or learn how to make mental prayer. I, II, IV. 

iii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, every time, for 
teaching or learning, in public or private, how to make 
mental prayer. I, II. 

(See Instructions, p. I.) 


422. Explanation of the Gospel. 

i. Seven Years, to all who assist at the same in their 
parish church on Sundays and festivals. 

ii. Plenary, on Christmas Day, Epiphany, Easter Day, 
Pentecost, and SS. Peter and Paul, to those who make a 
practice of assisting at the same. I, II. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


423. Prayer after saying Office. 

The remission, in the case of persons under obligation to 
say office, of temporal punishment due for defects and faults 
committed through human frailty in the recital of Office, 
whether the Divine Office or that of our Lady. 

The prayer must be said kneeling, except in cases of 
inability. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
ACROSANCT.E et Individuze Trinitati, Cruci- 
fixi DoMiNI nostri Jesu  CHunisTI humanitati, 

beatissimze et gloriosissimze semperque Virginis 
Mariz foecunde integritati, et omnium Sanctorum 
universitati sit sempiterna laus, honor, virtus, et 


421 Benedict XIV, Br. December 16, 1746. 
422 Benedict XIV, July 31, 1756; Pius VI, December 12, 1784. 
43Leo X ; Pius IX, July 26, 1855. 


368 MISCELLANEOUS 

gloria ab omni creatura, nobisque remissio omni- 
um peccatorum, per infinita szcula saeculorum. 
Amen. 

Y. Beata viscera Marie Virginis, que portave- 
runt zeterni PATRIS FILIUM. 

ky. Et beata ubera que lactaverunt CHRISTUM 
DoMiNUM. PATER noster, Ave Maria. 


424. Prayers to be said after the Sacrosancte. 
. 300 Days, once a day, for each prayer. * 
. Plenary, once a month (I, 11, Iv) for each prayer. * 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


I 
CLEMENTISSIME Jesu, gratias ago tibi ex 
toto corde meo. Propitius esto mihi vilissimo 
peccatori. Ego hanc actionem offero divino Cordi 
tuo emendandam atque perficiendam, ad laudem 
et gloriam sanctissimi Nominis tui et beatissimze 
Matris tuz, ad salutem anima mez totiusque 
Ecclesie tuae. Amen. 
IH 
ENEDICTUM sit Cor amantissimum et dul- 
cissimum Nomen Domini nostri Jesu CHRISTI 
et gloriosissimz Virginis Mariz Matris ejus in 
eternum et ultra. 


425. Prayer for the Conversion of the Dutch. 
i. 200 Days.* 
ii. Plenary, once a month. 
Any form of prayer may be used. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


426. 'The Divine Praises. 
1 One Year. T.O. 
ii. Two Years, when said publicly after Mass or Benedic- 
tion. 
iii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


4244 Pius X, December 2, 1905. 425 Pius X, March 14, 1906. 
426 Pius VII, Card. Vic. July 23, 1801 ; Pius IX, August 8, 1847; 
Leo XIII, February 2, 1897. 








MISCELLANEOUS 369 

LESSED be Gop. 

Blessed be his holy Name. 
Blessed be Jesus Cunisr, true Gop and true Man. 
Blessed be the Name of JEsvs. 
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart. 
Blessed be JEsus in the most holy Sacrament of 
the Altar. 
Blessed be the great Mother of Gop, Mary most 
holy. 
Blessed be her holy and immaculate Conception. 
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. 
Blessed be Gop in his Angels and in his Saints. 


427. Ejaculations for a Happy Death. 
is 300. Days. T.o. 
ii. 100 Days, for saying one of the same. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
ESUS, Mary, Joseph, I give you my heart and 
my soul. 
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, assist me in my last agony. 
JEsus, Mary, Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul 
in peace with you. 


428. Beati Mortui, etc. 
g00 Days." T.O. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 
EATI mortui, qui in LESSED- are the 
DowiNo moriuntur. dead who die in the 
Lorp. 

O mi Deus, moriendum O my Gop, I have cer- 
mihi est certo, sed nescio tainly to die, but I know 
quando, quomodo, ubi not when, how, or where 
moriar; hoc unum scio, I shall die; this only I 
me ineeternum periturum, know: that if I die in 
si in peccato lethali ex- mortal sin, I shall be lost 
pirem. {OL ever. Amen: 
Beatissima Virgo Ma- Most blessed Virgin 
ria, Mater DEI sancta,ora Mary, holy Mother of 

427 Pius VII, April 28, 1807. 428 Pius X, January 12, 1906, 

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370 MISCELLANEOUS 

pro me peccatore, nunc et Gop, pray for me a sin- 
in hora mortis mee. ner,nowand at the hour 
Amen. of my death. Amen. 


429. Prayer for those in their Agony. 

i. 300 Days, T.Q. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, UJ, Iv. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

Pater noster thrice in memory of the Passion of Christ, 
and Ave Maria thrice in memory of the Sorrows of Mary 
assisting at the same. They are to be said kneeling unless 
physical infirmity makes it impossible. 


430. Visiting the Sick in Hospitals. 


100 Days, each visit. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


431. Almsgiving. 

i. Seven Years and Seven Ouarantines. 

ii. Plenary, on the day itself, I, 11, Iv. 

iii. roo Days, to members of the family and servants assist- 
ing at least by their presence. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Devotion consists in giving food to three poor per- 

sons in honour of JEsUs, Mary and Joseph. 


432. Prayer for Deaf-Mutes. 
100 Days, T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

MOST merciful Jesus, who didst show such 

tenderness towards little children, who enjoyed 
the privilege of being caressed by thy divine hands, 
and didst say that whoever received one such inno- 
cent child, received Thee; extend, we pray Thee, 
the hand of thy providence over the little ones who, 
through being deprived of hearing and speech, are 
exposed to so many dangers of soul and body. 
Diffuse the spirit of thy ardent charity into Chris- 
tian hearts, that they may come to their aid, and 
send down abundant graces on those who help in 


429 Pius VII, Card. Pro-Vic., April 18, 1809. 
430 Pius VI, Card. Vic., February 28, 1778. 
431 Pius VII, June 13, 1815. 482 Pius X, December 5, 1906. 








MISCELLANEOUS R7% 
providing for this portion of thy flock a refuge 
where their innocence can be secure, and they can 
find food and affection. Amen. 


433. Propagation of the Faith. 

i. 100 Days, T.Q. 

ii. Plenary, on or during the Octaves of the Immaculate 
Conception, the feast of St Joseph, and that of St Francis 
Xavier. I, II, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

This Devotion consists in giving help, by contributions or 
personal service to the Missions, or by exhorting others to 
help them, together with the recital of the Ave Maria thrice. 


434. Against an Unprovided Death. 


i. 100 Days. T.Q. 

ii. Plenary, on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, and on 
the two feasts of the Holy Cross, May 3 and September 14, 
to those who, having made the Devotion every day fora 
year, visit the Holy Sepulchre, or the Blessed Sacrament in 
hutch. T; IL IL; 1v. 

(See Instructions, page 1.) 

EAR us, O Gop of our salvation, and issue 

not the decree for the completion of our days 
before Thou forgivest us our sins; and because 
penance avails not in hell, and there is no room for 
amendment in the pit, therefore we humbly pray 
and beseech Thee here on earth that, giving us time 
to pray for pardon, Thou wouldst give us also for- 
giveness of our sins. Through Curist our Lorp. 
Amen. 

Take away, merciful Lonp, all errors from thy 
faithful people, avert from them the sudden 
destruction of the wasting pestilence; and those 
whose wanderings Thou dost justly chastise, do 
Thou mercifully pity when corrected. Through 
CHnisT our Lorn. Amen. 

Ant. Sin no longer, O my soul; think upon the 
sudden change from sin to endless torments. There, 
in hell, penance isnot accepted, and tears profit not. 


#3 Pius IX, Prop., April 26, 1857. 434 Pius VII, March 2, 1816. 
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372 MISCELLANEOUS 
Turn, then, whilst thou hast time; cry out and say, 
Have mercy upon me, O my Gop. 

Ant. In the midst of life we are in death; but to 
whom can we look to be our helper save Thee, O 
Lonp, who art justly angry with us because of our 
sins? O holy Gop, holy and strong, holy and merci- 
ful SAviour, deliver us not over to a bitter death. 
V. Lest, overtaken by the day of death, we seek 
time for penance, and be unable to find it: 

Ry. Hearken, O LoRp, and have mercy on us, for 
we have sinned against Thee. 

E beseech Thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, receive in 

thy fatherly pity thy people who flee unto 
Thee from thine anger; that those who fear to be 
chastised by the rod of thy majesty through sudden 
death, may be made worthy to rejoice in thy pardon. 
Through Curist our Lorp. Amen. 

We beseech Thee, ArwiGHTY GoD, graciously 
incline thine ear to the assembly of thy Church, 
and let thy mercy to us prevent thine anger, for if 
Thoushouldst mark iniquities there shallnocreature 
be able to stand before Thee; and in that same ad- 
mirable charity whereby Thou didst create us, 
pardon us sinners, and destroy not the work of 
thy own hands by sudden death. Through CuRIstT 
our LoRD. Amen. 

Hear our prayers, O Lonp, and enter not into 
judgment with thy servants; for, knowing that 
there is no justice in us on which we can dare to 
presume, we acknowledge no other fount of mercy 
whereby we can be washed from our sins, delivered 
from our infirmities, and especially from sudden 
death, but only Thee, O Gop. Through CHRIST 
our Lorp. Amen. 

O Gop, in whose sight every heart trembles and 
every conscience is awed; show forth thy mercy 
upon us, thy suppliants, that we, who trust not in 
the excellence of our own merit, may never experi- 


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ence thy judgments by suddenness of death, but 
may receive Thy pardon. Through Curist our 
Lonp. Amen. 

Prayer. 
Mss merciful Lorp Jesus, by thy agony and 
bloody sweat, and by thy death, deliver me, 

I beseech Thee, from sudden and unprepared 
death. O most gentle Lorp Jesus, by thy cruel 
and ignominious scourging and crowning with 
thorns, by thy Cross and bitter Passion, and by 
thy own great goodness, I humbly pray Thee let 
me not die unprepared and pass from this life 
without the Holy Sacraments. Jesus, my best be- 
loved, my Lorp! by all thy travails and all thy 
sorrows, by thy Precious Blood, and by thy most 
holy wounds, and by those last words spoken by 
Thee upon the Cross—‘‘My Gop, my Gop, why 
hast Thou forsaken Me?” and again, ‘‘ FATHER, 
into thy hands I commend my spirit"—most 
ardently I pray Thee, free me from sudden death. 
Thy hands, O my REDEEMER, have wholly made 
and formed me; oh, suffer not death to take me 
unawares; grant me, I[ beseech Thee, time for 
penance; vouchsafe me a happy passage when I 
am in thy grace, that in the world to come I may 
love Thee with my whole heart, and praise and 
bless Thee for ever and for ever. Amen. 

PATER and Ave five times, tn memory of the Pas- 
ston of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Ave thrice, to the 
Blessed Virgin, Mother of Sorrows. 


435. Ejaculation. 

20 Ways. T.O. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Nos, Jesu, Maria, et Joseph bone, 
Benedicite nunc et in mortis agone. 


436. In Honour of the Blessed Trinity, etc. 
100 Days, on every Sunday. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
455 Pius X, June 9, 1906. 4#6Pius VII, July 2, 1816. 


474 MISCELLANEOUS 
I. THE BLESSED TRINITY. 
ITH our whole hearts and lips we acknow- 
ledge, praise and bless Thee, O FATHER un- 

begotten; Thee, O only begotten Son; Thee, O 
Hoty Spirit and PARACLETE; O holy and undivided 
Trinity; to Thee be glory for ever. 
Y. Let us bless the FATHER, SON, and Hoty 
SPIRIT. 
ky. Let us praise and exalt Him for ever, 
Let us pray. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting Gop, who hast 

granted to thy servants in the confession of the 
true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal 
Trinity, and in the power of thy Majesty to adore 
the Unity; we beseech Thee that by the strength 
of the same faith we may ever be defended from 
all adversity; through Curist our Lorp. Amen. 
II. ALL ANGELS AND SAINTS. 

NGELS, Archangels, Thrones and Domina- 

tions, Principalities and Powers, and Virtues 
of Heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, Patriarchs 
and Prophets, holy Doctors of the Law, Apostles, 
all Martyrs of Curist, holy Confessors, Virgins 
of the Lorp, Anchorites, and all Saints, intercede 
for us. 
V. All ye holy men and women, saints of Gop. 
Ry. Intercede for us. 
Let us pray. 

LMIGHTY and everlasting Gop, who hast 

willed that we should profit by the merits of 
all thy saints, we beseech Thee that, as our inter- 
cessors are multiplied, so thou wouldst bestow 
upon us that abundance of mercy which we desire. 
Through CunisT our Lorp. Amen. 


437. Spiritual Canticles. 
i. One Year, to all the faithful every time they promote 
the singing of the Spiritual Canticles. 
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MISCELLANEOUS 375 


ii. roo Days, every time anyone practises this devotion. 
iii. Plenary, once a month, for promoting and practising 
this exercise, during the month. I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


438. Prayer, with Ejaculation. 
i. 40 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I1, IJ, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


FATHER of mercies, and source of every 

good! I humbly beg Thee, through the most 
sacred and most loving Heart of JEsus, thy well- 
beloved Son, our Lorp and REDEEMER, in whom 
Thou art always well pleased, vouchsafe to grant 
me the grace of a lively faith, a firm hope, and an 
ardent charity for Thee and for my neighbour. 
Grant me, besides, the grace of a true sorrow for 
all my sins, together with a most firm purpose of 
never offending Thee in the future, that I may al- 
ways live according to thy divine good pleasure, 
fulfil thy most holy will in all things with a gene- 
rous and willing heart, and persevere in thy love 
unto the end of my life. Amen. 

MOST blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of my 

Lorp and REDEEMER, I entreat thee and be- 
seech thee to effect by thy mercy that, in all the 
dangers and necessities of my soul, I may flee to 
thee, pray to thee, and call upon thee for help. 


439. Prayers for a Happy Death. 
i. 100 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, 1I, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


() LORD Jesus, Gop of goodness, and FATHER 
of mercies, I draw nigh to Thee with a contrite 
and humble heart; to Thee I recommend the last 
hour of my life, and that judgment which awaits 
me afterwards. 
When my feet, benumbed with death, shall ad- 
438 Pius VII, April 21, 1818, 43 Leo XII, August 11, 1824. 


376 MISCELLANEOUS 
monish me, that my course in this life is drawing 
to an end, merciful JEsus, have mercy on me. 

When my hands, cold and trembling, shall no 
longer be able to clasp the crucifix, and shall let it 
fall against my will on my bed of suffering, merci- 
ful JEsus, have mercy on me. 

When my eyes, dim and troubled at the approach 
of death, shall fix themselves on Thee, my last and 
only support, merciful Jesus, have mercy on me. 

When my lips, cold and trembling, pronounce 
for the last time thy adorable Name, merciful 
JEsus, have mercy on me. 

When my face, pale and livid, shall inspire the 
beholders with pity and dismay; when my hair, 
bathed in the sweat of death, and stiffening on my 
head, shall forebode my approaching end, merciful 
Jesus, have mercy on me. 

When my ears, soon to be for ever shut to the 
discourse of men, shall be open to that irrevocable 
decree which is to fix my doom for all eternity, 
merciful Jesus, have mercy on me. 

When my imagination, agitated by dreadful 
spectres, shall be sunk in an abyss of anguish; 
when my soul, affrighted with the sight of my 
iniquities and the terrors of thy judgments, shall 
have to fight against the angels of darkness, who 
will endeavour to conceal thy mercies from my 
eyes, and plunge me into despair, merciful JEsus, 
have mercy on me. 

When my poor heart, oppressed with suffering 
and exhausted by its continual struggles with the 
enemies of its salvation, shall feel the pangs of 
death, merciful JEsus, have mercy on me. 

When the last tear, the forerunner of my dis- 
solution, shall drop from my eyes, receive it as a 
sacrifice of expiation for my sins; grant that I may 
expire the victim of penance; and then, in that 
dreadful moment, merciful JEsus, have mercy on me. 

















MISCELLANEOUS 377 

When my friends and relations, encircling my 
bed, shall be moved with compassion for me, and 
invoke thy clemency in my behalf, merciful JEsus, 
have mercy on me. 

When I shall have lost the use of my senses, 
when the world shall have vanished from my sight, 
when I shall groan with anguish in my last agony 
and the pangss of death, merciful JEsus, have mercy 
on me. 

When my last sighs shall force my soul to issue 
from my body, accept them as born of a loving 
impatience to come to thee; merciful Jesus, have 
IUELCV DH Mme, 

When my soul, trembling on my lips, shall bid 
adieu to the world, and leave my body lifeless, 
pale and cold, receive this separation as a homage 
which I willingly pay to thy Divine Majesty, and 
in that last moment of my mortal life, merciful 
Jesus, have mercy on me. 

When at length my soul, admitted to thy pre- 
sence, shall first behold the immortal splendour of 
thy Majesty, reject it not, but receive me into the 
loving embrace of thy mercy, where I may for ever 
sing thy praises; merciful Jesus, have mercy on me. 
Der Us prav. 

GOD, who hast doomed all men to die, but 

hast concealed from all the hour of their death, 
grant that I may pass my days in the practice of 
holiness and justice, and that I may be made worthy 
to quit this world in the embrace of thy love, 
through the merits of our Lorp Jesus Cunisr, who 
liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the 
Hoty Spirit. Amen. 


440. Invocations and Petitions. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 1v. 
ii. Plenary, once a month on any of the three last days of 
the month: 1, JI, 111, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
440 Leo XII, March 3, 1827. 


378 MISCELLANEOUS 
FATHER! O Son! O Hoty Guost! 
O Holy Trinity! O Jesus! O Mary! 

O ye blessed Angels of Gop, all ye Saints of 
Paradise, men and women, obtain for me these 
graces, which I ask through the Precious Blood of 
Jesus CHnisT: 

1. Ever to do the holy will of Gon. 
2. Ever to live in union with Gop. 
3. Not to think of anything but Gop. 
4. To love Gop alone. 
5: To do. all for Gop; 
6. To seek only the glory of Gop. 
7. To sanctify myself solely for Gop. 
8. To know well my own utter nothingness. 
g. Ever to know more and more the will of my 
Gop 
10. (Here ask for any special grace.) 
ARY most holy, offer to the Eternal FATHER 
the most Precious Blood of Jesus Curist for 
my soul, for the holy souls in purgatory, for the 
needs of Holy Church, for the conversion of sin- 
ners, and for all the world. 

Then say Gloria Patri thrice to the most holy 
Blood of Jesus Christ, Ave Maria once to most holy 
Mary sorrowing, and Requiem zternam once for 
the holy souls in purgatory. 

441. Prayers in Times of Calamity. 


40 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Mercy of our Gop, encompass us, and deliver us 
from every plague. Gloria PATRI. 
TERNAL FATHER, sign us with the Blood of 
the Immaculate Lamb, as Thou didst sign the 
dwellings of thy people. Gloria PATRE 
OST precious Blood of JEsus our Love, cry 
for mercy for us from thy Divine FATHER, and 
deliver us. Gloria PATRI. 
4l Gregory XVI, August 21, 1837. 


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MISCELLANEOUS 379 
OUNDS of my JEsus, mouths of love and 
mercy, speak for us in pity to the Eternal 
FATHER; hide us within yourselves and deliver us. 
Gloria PATRI. 
TERNAL FarHER, Jesus is ours; ours his 
Blood, ours his infinite merits ; to Thee we offer 
ourselves wholly: then, if Thou lovest Him, and 
holdest precious this gift we make Thee, Thou 
oughtest to deliver us: for this we hope with fullest 
confidence. Gloria PATRI. 
TERNAL FarHER, Thou desirest not the death 
of a sinner, but rather that he should be con- 
verted and live: in thy mercy grant that we may 
live before Thee and be for ever thine. Gloria PATRI. 
S us, CHRIST our SAVIOUR, by the virtue of 
thy holy Cross; Thou who didst save Peter in the 
sea, have mercy upon us. 
ARY, Mother of.mercy, pray for us, and we 
shall be delivered; Mary, our advocate, speak 
for us, and we shall be saved. 

The Lonp justly scourgeth us for our sins; but 
do thou, Mary, plead for us, for thou art our most 
tender Mother. 

Mary, in thy Jesus, and in thee, have we put our 
hope; oh, let us never be confounded. Salve Regina 


(See 5. 153). 


442. Prayers for the Conversion of Japan. 
i140 DAVS ToO 
ii Plenary, twice a year, on any days they choose, tothose 
who have prayed for this intention at least once a week, or 
have frequently exhorted others to do so. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Praver for this intention must be said at the visit. 


443. Prayer in any Plague or Trouble. 
100 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


442 Pius IX, Prop. November 14, 1847. 
443 Pius IX, November 8, 1849. 


380 MISCELLANEOUS 
ELP us, O Gop of our salvation, and for the 
glory of thy name deliver us: be merciful to 
our sins for thy name’s sake. 
Psalm hii. 

AVE me, O Lonp, in thy name; and judge me 

in thy strength. 

O Gop, hear my prayer; give ear to the words 
of my mouth; 

For strangers have risen up against me, and the 
mighty have sought after my soul, and they have 
not set Gop before their eyes. 

For, behold, Gop is my helper, and the Lonp is 
the protector of my soul. 

Turn away evil from me upon my enemies, and 
scatter them in thy truth. 

I will freely sacrifice to Thee;and will give praise, 
O Gop, to thy name, because it is good. 

For Thou hast delivered me out of all my trouble, 
and mine eye hath looked down upon mine enemies. 
Gloria PATRI. 

Y. For the glory of thy name, deliver us. 
ky. And deal mercifully with our sins for thy name's 
sake. 
Let us pray. 
ORD, we beseech Thee, in thy pity hear the 
prayers of thy people; that we who suffer justly 
for our sins may, for the glory of thy name, 
mercifully be delivered. Through CunisT our Lonp. 
ky. Amen. 

We beseech Thee, therefore, help thy servants, 
whom Thou hast redeemed with thy Precious 
Blood. 


444. Three Offerings. 
1) 300 Days, 7.0. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


444 Pius IX, Pr. Ma. June 18, 1854. 








MISCELLANEOUS 381 
peus FATHER, in union with the most holy 
and Immaculate Virgin, all the blessed in 
heaven and all the elect upon earth, I offer to 
Thee the most Precious Blood of Jesus Cunisr, in 
thanksgiving for the giftsand privileges with which 
Thouhast enriched Mary, thy most obedient daugh- 
ter, particularly in her Immaculate Conception. I 
offer to Thee also this Precious Blood for the con- 
version of poor sinners, for the propagation and 
exaltation of thy Holy Church, for the safety and 
prosperity of our chief pastor, the Bishop of 
Rome, and according to his intentions. Gloria 
PATRI. 
TERNAL and Incarnate Word! in union with 
the most holy and Immaculate Virgin, all the 
blessed in heaven, and all the elect upon earth, I 
offer to thee thine own most Precious Blood, in 
thanksgiving for the gifts and privileges with 
which Thou hast enriched Mary, thy most loving 
Mother, particularlyin her Immaculate Conception. 
I offer to thee also this Precious Blood for the con- 
version of poor sinners, for the propagation and 
exaltation of thy Holy Church, for the safety and 
prosperity of our chief pastor, the Bishop of Rome, 
and according to his intentions. Gloria PATRI. 
OLY and Eternal Spirit! in union with the 
most holy and Immaculate Virgin, all the 
blessed in Heaven, and all the elect upon earth, I 
offer to Thee the most Precious Blood of JEsvus, in 
thanksgiving for the gifts and privileges with which 
Thou hast enriched Mary, thy most faithful Spouse, 
particularly in her Immaculate Conception. I offer 
to Thee also this Precious Blood for the conversion 
of poor sinners, for the propagation and exaltation 
of thy Holy Church, for the safety and prosperity 
of our chief pastor, the Bishop of Rome, and accord- 
ing to his intentions. Gloria PATRI. 


382 MISCELLANEOUS 
PRAYER TO THE Most HOty VIRGIN. 

ARY, Mother of Gop, most holy and Immacu- 

late Virgin, by the love thou dost ever bear to 
Gop, by the gratitude thou hast towards Him for 
the manifold graces and favours with which thou 
wast enriched by Him, particularly forthe privilege 
of Immaculate Conception granted to thee alone, 
and by the infinite merits of Jesus Curist, thy 
Divine Son our LorD, we pray thee most earnestly 
to obtain for us a most perfect and constant devo- 
tion towards thyself, and a full trust that through 
thy most mighty intercession we shallreceiveall the 
graces which we ask. Certain henceforth of obtain- 
ing them from thy great goodness, with hearts 
overflowing with joyand thankfulness, we venerate 
thee, and say the salutation which the holy arch- 
angel Gabriel made to thee. Ave Maria. 


445. Prayer of St Benedict Joseph Labre for 
Times of Necessity. 
100 Days. T.Q. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ESUS Curistus, Rex ESUS .CarisT <i the 


glorize, venit in pace. King of Glory, hath 
come in peace. 
Deus homo factus est. Gop was made man. 
Verbum caro factum est. The Word was made 
* flesh. 
Curistus de Maria Vir- Curist was born of Ma- 
gine natus est. ry the Virgin. 
CHRISTUS per medium il- CHnisT went thro’ the 
lorum ibat in pace. midst of them in peace. 


CHRISTUS crucifixus est. CHRIST was crucified. 
CHRISTUS mortuus est. CHRIST died. 


CHRISTUS sepultus est. | CHRIST was buried. 
CHRISTUS resurrexit. CHRIsT rose from the 
dead. 


44 Pius IX, Card. Vic. August 5, 1854. 


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CHRISTUS ascendit in coe- CHRIST ascended into 


lum. heaven. 

CHRISTUS vincit. CHRIST is victorious. 
CHRISTUS regnat. CHRIST reigns. 
CHRISTUS imperat. CunisT is Lonp of all. 
CunisTUS ab omni malo May CunisT defend us 
nos defendat. from all evil. 

JESUS nobiscum est. JESUS is with us. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


TERNAL FarHER, by the Blood of JEsus have 

mercy; sign us with the Blood of the Immacu- 
late Lamb Jesus Curist, as Thou didst sign the 
people of Israel, inorder to deliverthem from death: 
and do thou, Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray to Gop 
and appease Him for us, and obtain for us the 
grace we ask. Gloria PATRI. 

TERNAL FarHER, by the Blood of Jesus have 

mercy; save us from the shipwreck of the world, 
as Thou didst save Noe from the universal deluge: 
and do thou, Mary, Ark of salvation, pray to Gop 
and appease Him for us, and obtain for us the 
grace we ask. Gloria PATRI. 

TERNAL Fartuer, by the Blood of Jesus have 

mercy; deliverus from the plagues which wehave 
deserved foroursins, as Thou didst deliver Lot from 
the flames of Sodom. And do thou, Mary, our 
Advocate, pray to Gop and appease Him for us, 
and obtain for us the grace we ask. Gloria PATRI. 

TERNAL Fatuer, by the Blood of Jesus 

have mercy; comfort us under our present 
necessities and troubles, as Thou didst comfort 
Job, Anna and Tobias in their afflictions. And do 
thou, Mary, Comforter of the afflicted, pray to 
Gop and appease Him for us, and obtain for us 
the grace we ask. Gloria PATRI. 

TERNAL Fatuer, by the Blood of JEsus 

have mercy; Thou who wouldst not the death 
of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted 


384 MISCELLANEOUS 
and live, grant us through thy mercy time for 
penance; that, filled with contrition and penance 
for our sins, SN are the cause of all our evils, 
we may live in the holy faith, hope, charity and 
peace of our Lorp JEsus Curist. And do thou, 
Mary, Refuge of sinners, pray to Gop and ap- 
pease Him for us, and obtain for us the grace we 
ask. Gloria PATRI. 
RECIOUS Blood of JEsus, our Love, cry unto 
the Divine FATHER for mercy, pardon, grace 
and peace for us, for N., and for all the world. 
Gloria PATRI. 
ARY, our Mother and our Hope, pray to 
Gop for us, for N., and for all, and obtain 
for us the grace we ask. Gloria PATRI. 
TERNAL FaruzRn, I offer Thee the Blood of 
Jesus Curist in discharge of all my debt of 
sin, for the wants of Holy Church, and for the 
conversion of sinners. Gloria PATRI. 
ARY Immaculate, Mother of Gop, pray to 
Jesus for us, for N., and for all. Jesu, Mary, 
mercy! 

St Michael Archangel, St Joseph, 55. Peter and 
Paul, protectors of all the faithful in the Church of 
Gop, and all ye Angels and Saints of Paradise, 
men and women, pray to Gop, and by your inter- 
cession obtain grace and mercy for me, for N., 
and for all. Amen. 


446. Prayers for Purity. 
1:300. Days. 7:0. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. I, I. 
(See Instructions, p t) 


JESUS, Son of the living Gop, brightness of 

eternal light, who from all eternity wast be- 

gotten most pure in the bosom of the Eternal 

FATHER, and who in time didst will to be born of 

a most pure and immaculate Virgin, I, thy crea- 
446 Pius IX, Penit. February 26, 1862. 




















MISCELLANEOUS 385 
ture full of infirmity, beg of Thee, with all my 
heart, to preserve me pure in mind and body ; and 
do Thou cause to be renewed most abundantly in 
thy holy Church the virtue of holy Purity for thy 
greater glory and the salvation of the souls Thou 
hast redeemed. 

O most pure and ever-immaculate Virgin Mary, 
Daughter of the Eternal FATHER, Mother of the 
Eternal Son, and Spouse of the Hoty Gmuosr, 
august and living temple of the most adorable 
Trinity, lily of purity and mirror without stain, 
obtain for me, dear Mother, I beseech thee, from 
the good JEsus, purity of mind and body, and beg 
of Him to cause this beautiful virtue to flourish 
more and more among all classes of the faithful. 

O most chaste Spouse of Mary Immaculate, 
glorious St Joseph, who didst merit to receive 
from Gop the singular privilege of being the re- 
puted Father of Innocence itself, Jesus CHRIsT, 
and spotless guardian of the Virgin of virgins, 
obtain for me, I beseech thee, the love of JEsus, 
my SAVIOUR and Gop, and the special protection 
of Mary my most blessed Mother; grant, O bles- 
sed Joseph, protector of all chaste souls, that this 
thy beloved virtue of holy purity may be better 
loved by me and by all men. 

And thou who didst so deeply love Jesus, Mary 
and Joseph, St Bernadine, my special advocate 
and example, model of Christian modesty, re- 
storer in our times of piety and holy living, present 
my prayers, I beseech thee, to the Holy Family, 
and implore that, together with piety and the fear 
of Gop, holy purity of soul and body may reign in 
all Christian families and in all children of our 
Mother, the holy Roman Church. Amen. 


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386 MISCELLANEOUS 
447. Temperance Pledge. 
300 Days. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
GOD, my FATHER, to show my love for Thee, 
to make reparation to thy wounded honour, to 
obtain the salvation of souls, I firmly purpose to 
take this day neither wine, nor beer, nor any in- 
toxicating drink. 

I offer Thee this act of mortification in union 
with the sacrifice of thy Son Jesus CHRIST, who 
daily offers Himself a victim on the altar for thy 
greater glory. Amen. 


448. Salutation and Answer. 
BO Days. T.O. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


PRAISED be JEsus and Mary—Now and for ever. 


449. For the Sovereign Pontiff. 

i. 300 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, II, III, IV. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Y. Oremus pro Pontifice Y. Let us pray for our 
nostro N. Pontiff N. 
HN. Dominus conservet HN. The Lorp preserve 
eum, et vivificet eum, et him and give him life, 
beatum faciat eum in ter- and make him blessed 
ra, et non tradat eum in upon earth, and deliver . 
animam inimicorum ejus. him not up to the will 
of his enemies. 

PATER noster. Ave Maria. 


450. Prayer for Pope Pius X. 
COMPOSED BY H.E. CARDINAL CAPECELATRO, ARCHBISHOP 
OF CAPUA. 
S00 Days P 1.0, 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


() JESUS, Divine REDEEMER, Father of the 
great family called the Catholic Church, in 
these days of fear and bitter trial come to our 


447 Pius X, Br. March 29, 1904. 448 Pius IX, September 26, 1864. 
449 Pius IX, November 26, 1876. 450 Pius X, March r, 1998. 














MISCELLANEOUS 387 
aid. We pray Thee for all the Church, but especi- 
ally for him who holds thy place here on earth, 
Pope Pius X. Heloves Thee fervently, and desires 
to restore all things to Thee. Now having com- 
pleted his fifty years of the priesthood, he strives 
with all his might to imitate Thee in his life, pray- 
ing, loving and sacrificing himself for the salvation 
of souls. O Jesus, mercifully hear the prayers 
which we offer to Thee for thy Vicar, true apostle 
of faith and charity. Respond to the ardent desire 
which he has to see our lives and the lives of all 
our brethren in the Church reformed. Give ever 
more and more light of supernatural wisdom to 
his intellect, and inflame more and more in him 
that burning charity which Thou hast diffused into 
his heart by the Hoty Spirit. Grant that he may 
have the longed-for consolation of seeing accom- 
plished in his day that strict union of the sons 
of the Church for which Thou didst pray shortly 
before thy death, saying: Grant, O FATHER, /Aa£ 
all my followers may be one with Me, as J am 
one with Thee. Unite then, O JEsus, around the 
shepherd of shepherds, thv Vicar, all the flock of 
the Church in the unity of faith and love. Grant 
that each of her children may remember that Thou 
didst empty thyself, becoming obedient unto 
death, even the death of the Cross. Thus will all 
who glory in the name of Catholic be humble, 
obedient and devoted to thy Vicar. Grant him, O 
Lonp, this consolation, so earnestly desired by 
him, and by us all. O Lorp, Lorpb Jesus, we hope 
in Thee. Grant us (in this year of Jubilee) to sing 
| the hymn of thy peace, that hymn of peace which 


_ the angels sing in Heaven. Amen. 





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388 MISCELLANEOUS 
451. For the Conversion of Africa. 
i. 300 Days. T.Q. 
ii. Plenary, once a month. J, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, pru) 
N.B.— Persons unable to read or otherwise hindered may 
substitute Pater, Ave and Gloria twice. 


ET us pray also that for the most unhappy 

peoples of Africa, that Almighty Gop may at 
length remove the curse of Cham from their hearts, 
and give them that blessing which can only be ob- 
tained in JEsus CunisT, our Gop and Lonp. 
Let us pray. 

LORD Jesus Curist, the one and only SAVIOUR 

of the whole human race, ** who reignest from 
sea to sea and from the river unto the boundaries 
of the world," open thy most Sacred Heart in 
mercy to those wretched souls in Africa who still 
sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, that 
through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, thy immaculate Mother, and of blessed 
Joseph her most glorious spouse, they may aban- 
don their idols, and prostrating themselves before 
Thee, be admitted into thy holy Church, who livest 
and reignest, efc. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


15 etel op LR a EU [ie ran 
soya cde pl MERRIE Re C e 


452. Praises to Jesus Christ and most Holy : 


Mary. 
100 Days, once a day. (See Instructions, p. 1.) 
RAISED be Jesus Curist, Son of Gop; 
May Jesus be ever praised. 

true Gop and true man; 

author of life; 

eternal Wisdom; 

infinite goodness ; 

Gop of peace; 

Good Shepherd; 

most loving FATHER; 

our SAVIOUR; 


451 Leo XIII, June 23, 1885 ; March 29, 1889. 
452 Leo XIII, Ju y 18, 1885. 


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our Hope; 
our Love; 
our Life; 
our beginning ; 
our end; 
osr Horv Mary. 
pot be Mary, daughter of the Eternal 

FATHER; May Mary be ever praised. 
Mother of the Word Incarnate; 
Spouse of the Divine Sprrit; 
co-redemptress of the world; 
Immaculate Queen ; 
full of grace; 
refuge of sinners; 
Mother most merciful; 
consoler of the sorrowful; 
refuge of the afflicted ; 
star of promise in the midst of evil; 
safe harbour for travellers; 
our comfort in life; 
our hope in death; 


453. Christian Acts. 
i. 300 Days, once a day. 
ii. Plenary, once a month, on a Sunday. I, I, II, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
The prayer must be repeated thirty-three times, with a 
Gloria after each eleven. ; 
Y GOD, I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I 
love Thee above all things with all my soul, 
with all my heart, with all my strength: I love 
Thee because Thou art infinitely good and worthy 
to be loved ; and because I love Thee, I repent with 
my whole heart for having offended Thee; be mer- 
ciful to me a sinner. Amen. 


454. Assisting at a First Mass. 
i. Plenary, for blood relations to the third degree. I, IJ, 1v. 
ii. Seven Vears and Seven Quarantines for others. Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
453 Leo XIII, November 21, 1885. 454 Leo XIII, January 16, 1886. 


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MISCELLANEOUS 
455. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas for grace 


to lead a holy life. 


Three Years, once a day. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ONCEDE mihi, mi- 

sericors DEUS, que 
tibi sunt placita, ardenter 
concupiscere, prudenter 
investigare, veraciter ag- 
noscere et perfecte adim- 
plere ad laudem et glori- 
am nominis tui. Ordina, 
DEUS meus, statum me- 
um: et quod a me requi- 
ris, ut faciant; terbue- ut 
sciam; et da exequi si- 
cub oDOELIet et cexpedit 
animae mez. 
Da mihi, Dominus Deus 
meus, inter prospera et 
adversa non deficere, ut 
in illis non extollar, et in 
istis non deprimar. De 
nullo gaudeam vel doleam 
nisi quod ducat ad te, vel 
abducat ate. Nulli placere 
appetam, vel displicere 
timeam nisi tibi. 


Vilescant mihi DowINE, 
omnia transitoria, et cara 
mihi sint omnia eterna. 
Taedeat megaudiiquodest 
sine te, nec aliud cupiam 


MERCIFUL Gop, 

grant that I may 
eagerly desire, carefully 
search out, truthfully 
acknowledge, and ever 
perfectly fulfil all things 
which are pleasing to 
Thee. Order, O my Gop, 
allmystate and grantme 
to know what Thou dost 
require me to do, and 
give me to do it as is 
fitting and profitable to 
my soul. 
Grant, O Lorp my Gop, 
that I may not fail either 
in prosperity or adver- 
sity, that I be not lifted 
up by the one or cast 
down by the other. Let 
me joy in nothing but 
what leads to Thee, nor 
grieve for anything but 
what leads away from 
Thee; let meneitherseek 
to please, nor fear to dis- 
please any. but: "Thee 
alone. 
May all transitorythings 
grow vile in my eyes, O 
Lorpb, and may all that 
is eternal be dear to me. 
Mayall joy be irksometo 


455 Leo XIII, January 17, 1888. 

















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quod est extra te, Delectet 
me DominE, labor, qui est 
pro te; et tzediosa sit mihi 
omnis quies, que est sine 
te. 


Da mihi, DEUS meus, cor 
meum ad te dirigere, etin 
defectione meacum emen- 
dationis proposito con- 
stanter dolere. 


Fac me, DowiNE Dus 
meus, obedientem sine 
contradictione, pauperem 
sine dejectione, castum 
sine corruptione, patien- 
tem sine murmuratione; 
humilem sine fictione, hi- 
larem sine dissolutione, 
maturum sine gravidine, 
agilem sine levitate, ti- 
mentem te sine despera- 
tione, veracem sine dupli- 
citate, operantem bona 
sine preesumptione, proxi- 
mum corripere sine ela- 
tione, ipsum eedificare 
verbo et exemplo sine 
simulatione. 

Da mihi, DouiNE Dkvs, 
cor pervigil, quod nulla 
abducat a te curiosa co- 
gitatio: da nobile, quod 
nulla deorsum trahat in- 


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me that is without Thee, 


nor may I desire any- 
thing that is apart from 
Thee. Mayall labourand 
toil delight me which is 
for Thee, and all rest be 
weariness which is not 
in Thee. 

Grant me, O Lorp, con- 
tinually to lift up my 
heart towards Thee, and 
to bring sorrowfully to 
mind my many short- 
comings with full pur- 
pose of amendment. 
Make me, O Lorp, obe- 
dient without demur, 
poor without repining, 
chaste without stain, 
patient without murmur, 
humble without  pre- 
tence, joyous without 
frivolity, fearful without 
abjectness, truthful 
without disguise, given 
to good works without 
presumption, faithful to 
rebuke my neighbour 
without arrogance, and 
ever careful to edify him 
by word and example 
without pretension. 


Give me, O Lonp, an 
ever c watehtüb  Beopts 
which no subtle specu- 
lation may lure from 
Thee. Give me a noble 


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digna affectio: da rectum, 


quod nulla seorsum obli- 
quet sinistra intentio: da 
firmum, quod nulla fran- 
gat tribulatio:da liberum, 
quod nulla sibi vindicet 
violenta affectio. 


Largire mihi, DowINE 
DEus meus, intellectum te 
cognoscentem, diligenti- 
am te quzerentem, sapien- 
tiam te invenientem, con- 
versationem tibi placen- 
tem, perseverantiam fi- 
denter te expectantem, 
et fiduciam te finaliter 
amplectentem. Da tuis 
pcenis hic affligi per poeni- 
tentiam, tuis beneficiis in 
via uti per gratiam, tuis 
gaudiis in patria perfrui 
per gloriam. Qui vivis et 
regnas DEUS per omnia 
seeculaszeculorum. Amen. 


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heart, which no unwor- 
thy affection can draw 
downwards to the earth. 
Givemeanuprightheart, 
which noinsincere inten- 
tion can warp aside. Give 
me a firm heart, which 
no tribulation can crush 
or quell. Give me a free 
heart, which no perver- 
ted or impetuous affec- 
tioncanclaimforitsown. 
Bestow on me, O LoRp, 
my Gop, understanding 
to know Thee, diligence 
to seek Thee, wisdom to 
find Thee, a life and con- 
versation which may 
please Thee, persever- 
ancein waiting patiently 
for Thee, and a hope 
which may | embrace 
Thee at the last. Grant 
me to be pierced with 
compunction by thy sor- 
rowsthroughtruerepen- 
tance, to improve all thy 
giftsand benefits during 
this my pilgrimage 
through thy grace, and 
so in glory to rejoice 
together with Thee in 
the heavenly country. 
Who livest and reignest 
Gop, for ever and ever. 
Amen. 









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456. Prayer in Times of Calamity. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


LORD Jesus CHnisT, true Gop and true Man, 

Gop of Sanctity, Gop of Majesty, Gop Ever- 
lasting, have pity on us and upon the whole human 
race; now and always purify us from our sins and 
infirmities with thy Precious Blood, so that we 
may be able to live in thy holy peace and charity, 
now and for ever. Àmen. 


457. Prayer for the Christian Family. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 
OD of bounty and of mercy, to thy almighty 
protection we commend our home, our family 
and all we possess. Bless us all, as Thou didst 
bless the Holy Family at Nazareth. 

O Jesus, our most blessed Saviour, by the love 
with which Thou didst become man for our salva- 
tion, by thy mercy in dying for us on the Cross, 
bless, we beseech thee, our home, our family and 
our household; preserve us from every evil and 
from the snares of men; protect us from lightning 
and hail, from fire, flood and tempest; preserve 
us from thy wrath, from the hatred and the evil 
designs of our enemies, from pestilence, famine 
and war. Let not any one of us die without the 
holy Sacraments; grant us thy blessing, that we 
may bravely confess that faith by which we are 
sanctified, that we may preserve our hope in sor- 
row and in affliction, and that we may redouble 
our love of Thee and our charity towards our 
neighbour. 

O Jesus, bless and protect us. 

O Mary, mother of grace and of mercy, bless 
us, defend us against the evil spirit, lead us by 


456 Leo XIII, June 22, 1888. 
457 Leo XIII, January 19, 1889. 


394 MISCELLANEOUS 
the hand across this vale of tears, reconcile us with 
thy Son, and commend us to Him that we may be 
made worthy of his promises. O holy Joseph, re- 
puted father of our SAvIOUR, guardian of his most 
blessed Mother, head of the Holy Family, intercede 
for us, and bless and protect our habitation at all 
times. 

St Michael, defend us against all the malice of 
hell. 

St Gabriel, make us ever to seek the holy will 
of Gop. 

St Raphael, preserve us from sickness and all 
danger of death. 

Ye holy angels, our guardians, keep us day and 
night in the way of salvation. 

Ye holy saints, our patrons, pray for us before 
the throne of Gop. 

Bless this our home, O Gop the FATHER, who 
hast created us; O Gop the Son, who hast suffered 
for us on the Cross; O Gop the Hoty Spirit, who 


hast sanctified us in baptism. May Gop in his © 
three divine Persons preserve our bodies, purify - 


our souls, guide our hearts and lead us to eternal 
life: 

Glory be to the FATHER, glory be to the SoN, 
glory be to the Horv Guost. Amen. 


458. Prayers to the Holy Family. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ESUS, Mary and Joseph, bless us and grant us [ 
the grace to love the Church, as we ought, above © 
every other earthly thing, and always to show . 


forth our love by deeds. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, bless us and grant us © 
the grace without fear or human respect openly to . 
profess, as we ought, the faith which was given to © 


us in baptism. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 
458 Leo XIII, May 17, 189o. 


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MISCELLANEOUS 395 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, bless us and grant us 
the grace to share, as we ought, in the defence 
and propagation of the Faith, when duty calls, 
whether by word or by the sacrifice of our fortunes 
and our lives. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, bless us and grant us 
the grace to love one another, as we ought, and 
to live together in perfect harmony of thought, 
will and action, under the rule and guidance of 
our pastors. PATER, Ave, Gloria. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, bless us and grant us 
the grace to conform our lives, as we ought, to 
the precepts of Gop and of the Church, so as to 
live always in that charity which they set forth. 
PaTER, Ave, Gloria. 


459. Prayer for Benefactors. 
50 Days, twice a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

ETRIBUERE dig- EWARD, O Lorp, 

nare DOMINE, omni- with eternal life all 
bus nobis bona facienti- those who do us good 
bus propter nomen tuum for thy name's sake. 
vitam zternam. Amen. Amen. 


460. Prayer of St Alphonsus. 


To be said before retiring to rest. 
60 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

ESUS CHRIST, my Gop, I adore Thee and I 

thank Thee for the many favours Thou hast be- 
stowed on me this day. I offer Thee my sleep and 
all the moments of this night, and I pray Thee to 
preserve me from sin. Therefore I place myself in 
thy most sacred side, and under the mantle of our 
blessed Lady my Mother. May the holy angels 
assist me and keep me in peace, and may thy 
blessing be upon me. 


459 Leo XIII, December 17, 1892. 460 Leo XIII, June jo, 1893. 


396 MISCELLANEOUS 


461. Prayer for the Conversion of the Jews. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


OD of goodness and FATHER of mercies, we 

beseech Thee, by the immaculate heart of 
Mary, and by the intercession of the Patriarchs 
and holy Apostles, to look with compassion upon 
the remnant of Israel, so that they may come toa 
knowledge of our only SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, and 
share in the precious graces of Redemption. Amen. 


462. Prayer for the Propagation of Faith and 
Piety. 
i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, once a day. 
ii, Plenary, once a month. I, 11, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


TERNAL FaruzRn, by thy infinite mercy and 

by the infinite merits of thy divine Son Jesus, 

make thyself known and loved by all souls, since 

it is thy will that all should be saved. Gloria PATRI. 

Through the sacred mysteries of human redemp- 

tion send, O Lorp, labourers into thy harvest, and 
spare thy people. 

Eternal Word incarnate, Redeemer of the human 
race, convert all souls to thyself, since for them 
Thou wast obedient even to the death of the Cross. 
Gloria PATRI. 

Through the merits and intercession of thy most 
holy Mother, and of all the Angels and Saints, 
send, O Lonp, labourers into thy harvest, and spare 
thy people. 


O Hoty Spirit of Gop, by the infinite merits of a 


the Passion and Death of Jesus Curist, diffuse 
thy most ardent and all-powerful charity in all 


hearts, that there may be one Fold and one Shep- E 


herd throughout the world, and that all may come 
to sing thy divine mercies in Heaven for ever. 
Amen. Gloria PATRI. 

461 Leo XIII, July 15, 1893. 462 Leo XIII, January 23, 1894. 


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MISCELLANEOUS 397 

Queen of Apostles, and all ye Angels and Saints, 
pray the Lorp of the harvest to send labourers 
into his harvest and spare his people, that we may 
all rejoice with Him and the FATHER and the HoLv 
SPIRIT for ever and ever. Amen. 

Immaculate Mother of Gop, Queen of Apos- 
tles, I know that the divine precept, by which I 
am bound to love my neighbour as myself, obliges 
me to procure by every possible means not only 
my eternal salvation, but also that of my neigh- 
bour. But I confess that through my sins I am 
not worthy of the grace to labour effectually and 
constantly for the eternal salvation of my soul and 
of the souls of my relations and neighbours; much 
less am I worthy of the grace to promote good 
works and increase the means, both spiritual and 
temporal, of restoring Faith and rekindling Charity 
among Catholics, and propagating the truth 
throughout the world. Do thou then, O Mother, 
obtain for me this grace through the mercy of Gop 
and the infinite merits of JEsus CHRIST; and in 
union with the heavenly court and all the just, who 
are or will be in the Church of Gop, from hence- 
forth I intend to offer these same merits of JEsus 
as a thanksgiving in anticipation of this grace 
obtained by thee for us and for all, as thou didst 
obtain it for the holy Apostles. And so, I, N.N., 
trusting in thy powerful intercession, resolve from 
henceforth to use whatever I have from Gop of 
power, talents, learning, riches, position, health, 
sickness or sorrow, for the greater glory of Gop 
and the salvation of my soul, and that of my neigh- 
bour, more especially by working for the propa- 
gation of piety and the holy faith throughout the 
world. And when all other means to this end fail 
me, I will never cease to pray, that there may be 
one Fold and one Shepherd. By so doing I hope to 
reach Paradise, there to enjoy the fruit of the 


398 MISCELLANEOUS 
Apostolate of Jesus Curisr for all eternity. Amen. 
Ave Maria ZArzce, Gloria PATRI once. 


463. Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. 
i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines. T.Q. 
i: Plenary, once.à month. 1). 1) H3, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 
JESUS, eternal pastor of souls, hearour prayer 
on behalf of our priests and hear in it thy 
own eternal desire. Are not priests the object of 
thy most tender and exquisite care, that profound 
love in which are summed up all thy affections for 
souls? Let us confess our unworthiness to have 
good priests. But thy mercy is infinitely greater 
than our folly and wickedness. 

O Jesus, grant that only those ascend to thy 
priesthood who are called by Thee; enlighten pas- 
tors in their choice, inspire directors with a spirit 
of counsel, and teachers in thecultivation of voca- 
tions. Give us priests who are angels of purity, 
models of humility, seraphs of holy love, heroes of 
self-sacrifice, apostles of thy glory, and saviours 
and sanctifiers of souls. 

Have pity on theignorant who should be enlight- 
ened, on the sons of toil who call for someone to 
save them from error and redeem them in thy name, 
on all the children and youths who cry for such as 
maysave themand bring them to Thee, on so many 
who suffer and have need of a heart which will find 
them consolation in thine. What a number of souls 
would arrive at perfection through the ministry of 
holy priests! Then, O Jesus, have compassionagain 
on the crowds who hunger and thirst. Grant that 
thy priesthood may bring to Thee fainting humani- 
ty, and let the earth be once again renewed, the 
Church exalted, and the reign of thy Heart estab- 
lished in peace. 

Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the Eternal Priest, 

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MISCELLANEOUS 399 
and thou thyself a priest at the altar, who hadst 
for thy first son of adoption St John, the beloved 
priest of JEsus, who didst preside in the ccena- 
culum, mistress and queen of the Apostles; deign 
to utter with thy sacred lips this our humble prayer; 
do thou make its accents to penetrate to the Heart 
of thy divine Son, and, all-powerful in thy suppli- 
cation, obtain for the Church of thy Son JEsus a 
perennial renewal of Pentecost. Amen. 


464. Two Prayers for the Increase and Preser- 








vation of the Clergy. 


300 Days for each. * 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
I. Fon THE INCREASE OF LABOURERS. 


Ant. Quid statis tota die 
otiosi? Ite in vineam 
meam. 
V. Rogate DOMINUM mes- 
sis. 
ky. Ut mittat operarios 
in vineam suam. 
Oremus. 

EUS qui non vis 

mortem peccatoris, 
sed magis ut convertatur 
et vivat, da, quaesumus, 
per intercessionem beatae 
Mariz semper Virginis et 
omnium sanctorum, ope- 
rarios Ecclesie tuze, qui 
sunt cooperatores CHRI- 
STI, ut se impendant et 
superimpendant pro ani- 
Manus. Pere cemndem 
DoMINUM, e¢c. Amen. 


Ant. Why stand ye all 
the day idle, go ye into 
my vineyard. 
V. Ask the Lorp of the 
harvest. 
ky. That Hesend labour- 
ers into his vineyard. 
Let us pray. 

OD, who willest not 

the death of the sin- 
ner, but rather that he 
be converted and live; 
grant, by the interces- 
sion of blessed Mary 
ever Virgin and of all 
the saints, labourers for 
thy Church, fellow la- 
bourers with Christ, to 
spend “and consume 
themselves for souls. 
Throughthe same JEsus 
CHRIST, ec. Amen. 


464 Pius X, March 3o, 1998. 


400 


MISCELLANEOUS 


II. FoR THE PRESERVATION OF THE CLERGY. 


Ant. Nemo mittens ma- 
num suam ad aratrum et 
respiciens retro aptus est 
regno DEI. 

Y. Nemo militans Dro 
implicat se negotiis sz- 
cularibus. 

Ey. Ut ei placeat, cui se 
probavit. 


Oremus. 

EUS infirmitatis hu- 

mane singulare pre- 
sidium, exaudi, queesu- 
mus, preces quas pro 
fratribus in discrimine 
positis humiliter fundi- 
mus, ut famulos tuos ab 
omni eruas peccatorum 
nequitia et in tua prote- 
ctionis securitate consti- 
tuas. Per DOMINUM, erc. 
Amen. 


Ant. No one putting his 
hand to the plough and 
looking back is fit for 
the Kingdom of Gop. 
V. No soldier of Gop in- 
volves himself in worldly 
affairs. 
ky. That he may please 
Him to whom he has 
approved himself. 
Let us pray. 

GOD, the sole pro- 

tection of human 
weakness, hear, we be- 
seech Thee, the prayers 
which we humbly ad- 
dress to Thee for our 
brethren who are in dan- 
ger, and do Thou rescue 
them from all evil of sin, 
and establish them in 
the security of thy pro- 
tection. Through Jesus 
CnunisTour Lorp. Amen. 


465. For Clerics and Students putting on a 


Cotta. 
300 Days. T.Q. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Make the Sign of the Cross and say: 


NDUE me, Domine, 

novum hominem, qui 
secundum DEUM creatus 
est, in justitia et sancti- 
tate veritatis. Amen. 


LOZXIIE. me 10 

: ALonp, with the new 
man, who was created 
according to Gop, in 


justice and the sanctity 


of truth. Amen. 


465 Pius X, December 1, 1907. 











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FOR SPECIAL CLASSES 
I. FOR PRIESTS 
466. Intention before Mass. 


5o Days. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


pe volocelebrare Missam, et conficere Corpus 
et Sanguinem Domini nostri Jesu Cunrsri, juxta 
ritum sancte Romane Ecclesie, ad laudem omni- 
potentis DEI, totiusque curiz triumphantis, ad 
utilitatem meam, totiusque curie militantis, pro 
omnibus, qui se commendaverunt orationibus meis 
in genere et in specie, et pro felici statu sanctae 
Romane Ecclesize. Amen. 

AUDIUM cum pace, emendationem vitz, 

spatium vere poenitentie, gratiam et conso- 
lationem SANCTI SPiRITUS, perseverantiam in bonis 
operibus, tribuat nobis omnipotens et misericors 
Dominus. Amen. 


467. Prayer after Mass. 
Three Years. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


BSECRO te dulcissime, DoMINE Jesu CurisTE, 

ut passio tua sit mihi virtus qua muniar, pro- 
tegar, atque defendar: vulnera tua sint mihi cibus 
potusque, quibus pascar, inebrier atque delecter: 
aspersio sanguinis tui sit mihi gloria sempiterna. 
In his sit mihi refectio, exsultatio, sanitas et dul- 
cedo cordis mei: qui vivis et regnas in szecula 
saeculorum. Amen. 


468. Prayer to St Joseph, before Mass. 
100 Days. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


FELICEM virum beatum Joseph, cui datum 
est DEUM, quem multi reges voluerunt videre, 
et non viderunt, audire, et non audierunt, non 
solum videre et audire, sed portare, deosculari, 


vestire et custodire. 


466 Gregory XIII. 467 Pius IX, December 11, 1846. 
68 Pius IX, February 4, 1877. 
DD 


402 POR FRIESIS 
Y. Ora pro nobis, beate Joseph. 
ky. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus CHRISTI. 
Oremus. 
EUS, qui dedisti nobis regale sacerdotium, 
praesta quaesumus, ut sicut beatus Joseph uni- 
genitum FiLIUM tuum natum ex Maria Virgine, 
suis manibus reverenter tractare meruit et portare, 
ita nos facias cum cordis munditia et operis inno- 
centia tuis sanctis altaribus deservire, ut sacro- 
sanctum FiLit tui Corpus et Sanguinem hodie di- 
gne sumamus, et in futuro szeculo praemium habere 
mereamur zeternum. Per eumdem CunisTUM Dowr- 
NUM nostrum. Amen. 


469. Prayer to our Lady before Mass. 
100 Days. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 

MATER pietatis et misericordia, beatissima 

Virgo Maria, ego miser et indignus peccator 
ad te confugio toto corde et affectu, et precor 
pietatem tuam: ut sicut dulcissimo Filio tuo in 
crucependenti astitisti, itaet mihi misero peccatori, 
et sacerdotibus omnibus hic et in tota sancta Ec- 
clesia hodie offerentibus, clementer assistere di- 
gneris, ut tua gratia adjuti, dignam et accepta- 
bilem hostiam in conspectu summae et individuz 
Trinitatis offere valeamus. Amen. 


470. Preparation and Thanksgiving. 

i. One Year, for the Antiphon, Psalms, Versicles and 
Prayers contained in the Preparatio ad Missam, together 
with one of the seven prayers of St Ambrose. 

ii. One Year for the Antiphon, Canticle, Psalm, Versicles 
and Prayers contained in the Gratzarum Aétio post Missam, 
together with the prayers of St Thomas and St Bonaventure. 

iii. 100 Days, for each of the other prayers, to be said in 
Preparation and Thanksgiving (see Table below). 

iv. Plenary, once a month, for saying daily all the Psalms, 
Prayers, etc., given below (see Table). 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) à 


469 Leo XIII, February 17, 1883. 470 Leo XIII, December 20, 1884. 





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FOR PRIESTS 403 
TABLE OF INDULGENCED PsaALMs, PRAYERS, ETC., 
TO BE SAID IN PREPARATION FOR Mass oR IN 
THANKSGIVING: 
Preparation : 
1. Antiphon, Nereminiscaris, Psalms |xxxiii, bo e-chia 
Ixxxv, cxv, Cxxix, with VV., RR. and Prayers. 
2. Prayers of St Ambrose for every day of the week. 
3. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas, Gratias tibi ago. 
4. Prayer of St Ambrose, Ad mensam dulcissimi. 
5. Prayer to the Angels and Saints, Angeli, Arch- 
angeli. 
6. Prayer when about to offer the Mass in honour of 
a Saznt or Deatus. 
Thanksgiving - 
I. Zn£iphon, Trium puerorum ; Canticle, Bene- 
dicite; Psalm cl, VY., RR. and Prayers. 
2. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas, Gratias tibi ago. 
3. Prayer of St Bonaventure, Transfige dulcissime. 
4. Adoro te devote. 
5. Prayers of St Alphonsus for every Day of the 
eek. 
6. Prayer to our Lady, O Maria, Virgo et Mater. 


N. B.—All these are to be found in Missals, Breviaries and 
other books used by Priests. 


471. Prayer before Hearing Confessions. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


A mihi, Domine, sedium tuarum assistricem 
sapientiam, ut sciam judicare populum tuum 
in justitia, et pauperes tuos in judicio. Fac me ita 
tractare claves regni celorum, ut nulli aperiam, 
cui claudendum sit, nulli claudam, cui aperiendum 
sit. Sit intentio mea pura, zelus meus sincerus, 
caritas mea patiens, labor meus fructuosus. Sit in 
me lenitas non remissa, asperitas non severa, pau- 
perem ne despiciam, diviti ne aduler. Fac me ad 
alliciendos peccatores suavem, ad interrogandos 
471 Pius IX, March 27, 1854. 
DD2 


404 FOR PRIESTS 

prudentem, ad instruendos peritum. Tribue, quzeso, 
ad retrahendos a malo solertiam, ad confirmandos 
in bono sedulitatem, ad promovendos ad meliora 
industriam, in responsis maturitatem, in consiliis 
rectitudinem, in obscuris lumen, in implexis sa- 
eacitatem, in arduis victoriam, inutilibus colloquiis 
ne detinear, pravis ne contaminer, alios salvem, 
meipsum non perdam. Amen. 


472. Prayers before and after Confession. 
200 Days. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 
Before. 

USCIPE Confessionem meam, piissime ac cle- 

mentissime DoMINE JESU CHRISTE, unica spes 
salutis animae mez, et da mihi, obsecro, contri- 
tionem cordis, et lacrimas oculis meis, ut defleam 
diebus ac noctibus omnes negligentias meas cum 
humilitate et puritate cordis. DOMINE DEUS meus, 
suscipe preces meas. SALVATOR mundi, JESU bone, 
qui te crucis morti dedisti, ut peccatores salvos 
faceres, respice me miserum peccatorem invo- 
cantem nomen tuum, et noli sic attendere malum 
meum ut obliviscaris bonum tuum ; et si commisi 
unde me damnare potes, tu non amisisti unde sal- 
vare soles. Parce ergo mihi qui es SALVATOR 
meus, et miserere peccatrici animae mez. Solve 
vincula ejus, sana vulnera. Emitte igitur, piissime 
DoMINE, meritis purissimze et immaculate semper 
Virginis Genitricis tue Marie, et Sanctorum tuo- 
rum, lucem tuam, veritatem tuam in animam 
meam, quz omnes defectus meos in veritate mihi 
ostendat, de quibus confiteri me oportet, atque 


juvet et doceat ipsos plene et contrito corde expli- $ 


care. Qui vivis et regnas DEus, per omnia szecula 
seculorum. Amen. 


472 Leo XIII, August 19, 1882. 





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FOR THOSE IN SACRED ORDERS  4os 
After. 
IT tibi Domine, obsecro, meritis beatz semper 
Virginis Genitricis tuze Maria et omnium Sancto- 
rum, grata et accepta ista confessio mea; et quid- 
quid mihi defuit nunc et alias de sufficientia con- 
tritionis, de puritate et integritate confessionis, 
suppleat pietas et misericordia tua, et secundum 
illam digneris me habere plenius et perfectius abso- 
lutum in calo: Qui vivis et regnas DEUS per 
omnia saecula seeculorum. Amen. 


473. First Mass. 
Plenary, for the Celebrant. 1, 11, Iv. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Il. FOR PRIESTS AND OTHERS IN 
SACRED ORDERS 
474. Prayer to our Lord. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

ESU dilectissime, qui ex singulari benevolentia 

me pra millenis hominibus ad tui sequelam et 
ad eximiam Sacerdotii dignitatem vocasti, largiri 
mihi, precor, opem tuam divinam ad officia mea 
obeunda. Oro te, DOMINE JESU, ut resuscites hodie 
et semper in me gratiam tuam, que fuit in me per 
impositionem manuum episcopalium. O potentis- 
sime animarum medice, sana me taliter, ne revolvar 
in vitia; et cuncta peccata fugiam tibique usque ad 
mortem placere possim. Amen. 


475. Ejaculation. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


Bie Jesu, rogo te per dilectionem, qua diligis 
Matrem tuam, ut sicut vere eam diligis et diligi 
vis, ita mihi des, ut vere eam diligam. 


473 Leo XIII, January 16, 1886. 474Leo XIII, August 14, 1884. 
475 Leo XIII, August 16, 1884. 


406 FOR STUDENTS 
476. Prayer for the Preservation of Chastity. 


100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

OMINE Jesu CHRIsSTE, sponse anime mea, 

delicize cordis mei, imo cor meum et anima 
mea, ante conspectum tuum genibus me provolvo, 
et maximo animi ardore te oro et obtestor, ut mihi 
des servare fidem a me tibi solemniter datam in 
receptione Subdiaconatus. Ideo O dulcissime JEsu, 
abnegem omnem impietatem, sim semper alienus 
a carnalibus desideriis et terrenis concupiscentiis, 
qua militant adversus animam, et castitatem te 
adjuvante intemerate servem. 

O sanctissima et immaculata Maria, Virgo Vir- 
ginum et Mater nostra amantissima, munda in 
dies cor meum et animam meam, impetra mihi 
timorem Domini et singularem mei diffidentiam. 

Sancte Joseph, custos Virginitatis Marize, cus- 
todi animam meam ab omni peccato. 

Omnes san¢te Virgines divinum Agnum quo- 
cunque sequentes, estote mei peccatoris semper 
sollicite, ne cogitatione, verbo aut opere delin- 
quam et a castissimo Corde Jesu unquam disce- 
dam. Amen. 


IIl. FOR YOUNG STUDENTS 
477. Consecration of Studies to Mary Imma- 


culate. 
100 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


UB patrocinio tuo, Mater dulcissima, et invo- 
cato Immaculate Conceptionis tuze mysterio, 
studia mea laboresque litterarios prosequi volo: 
quibus me protestor hunc maxime ob finem incum- 
bere, ut melius divino honori tuoque cultui propa- 
gando inserviam. Oro te igitur, Mater amantis- 
sima, sedes sapientie, ut laboribus meis benigne 
faveas. Ego vero, quod justum est, pie libenterque 
475 Leo XIII, March 16, 1889. 477 Leo XIII, November 18, 1882. 


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FOR STUDENTS 407 
promitto, quidquid boni mihi inde successerit, id 
me tuz apud DEUM intercessioni totum acceptum 
relaturum. Amen. 


478. Prayer in Choosing a State of Life. 
300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

My Gop, Thou who art the Gop of wisdom 

and of counsel, Thou who readest.in my heart 
the sincere will to please Thee alone, and to govern 
myself with regard to my choice of a state of 
life, entirely in conformity with thy most holy de- 
sire; grant me, by the intercession of the most 
blessed Virgin, my Mother, and of my holy 
patrons, specially of St Joseph and St Aloysius, 
the grace to know what state I ought to choose, 
and when known to embrace it, so that in it I may 
be able to pursue and increase thy glory, work 
out my salvation, and merit that heavenly reward 
which Thou hast promised to those who do thy 
holy will. Amen. 


479. Prayer for one aspiring to the Priesthood. 
200 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. r.) 


My Gop, I am unworthy, most unworthy, to 

serve in the ministry of the priesthood, through 
which is offered on thy altars the Body and Blood 
of thy Son Jesus Curist. I am in no way worthy 
of this honour, being a miserable sinner, a mere 
nothing, even less than nothing by reason of my 
malice, fit for nothing but to commit sin. But while 
I feel within me an impulse drawing me to the 
ecclesiastical state, and of myself cannot tell 
whether it be presumption on my part or an inspi- 
ration from Thee, I humble myself before Thee, 
and I pray Thee to enlighten me to know if it be 
in accordance with thy good pleasure, for I would 

478 Pius X, May 6, 19os. 479 Leo XIII, Off. February 8, 19or 


408 FOR STUDENTS 

do nothing contrary to thy will. Do Thou, therefore, 
who art the Light of the world, shine forth in my 
heart, and if this thought is a call from Thee, give 
me the grace to obey it promptly, and worthily to 
correspond with it. But if, O Lorp, Thou dost not 
call me to the priestly ministry, or Thou seest that 
as a member of it I should not be a good priest, 
but rather a disedification and a scandal to the 
Church, never permit me to enter a state which 
would be my damnation. 

. Most holy Virgin, Mother of Gop, and Mother 
of good counsel, do thou support my poor prayer, 
and may I have the grace from our Lorn by thy 
merits and intercession in all things to regulate 
my actions, not by my own, but by thy holy Will. 
PATER, Ave, Gloria. 


480. Prayer to Our Lady. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1 ) 

GREAT Queen of Heaven, most pure Virgin, 

look, I beseech thee from thy throne with eyes 
of pity upon my tender age. How many insidious 
and seductive maxims are abroad, to rob me of 
the holy faith, which was infused into my soul in 
Baptism, in order to enlighten my understanding 
and render my will upright and holy! In how many 
ways do the evil examples of men, the various arts 
and endless displays strive with their alluring 
images to destroy the precious germs of virtue in 
my tender heart! O thou who wast chosen by the 
Gop of mercy to give to the world the REDEEMER 
of the human race, which had fallen victim to the 
insidious promises of the rebellious and crafty 
Lucifer, protect me from the malicious snares 
which he is ever laying for the regenerate children 
of Adam. O thou who didst receive me on Calvary 
as thy son, let me not succumb to the suggestions 

480 Leo XIII, May 9, 1895. 











POR CHILDREN 409 
of evil passions, or fall a victim to the crafty 
enemies of my eternal salvation; let not the minis- 
ters of Satan, proud of the laurels they have already 
gained, acquire fresh courage and strength for 
bolder and more fatal schemes. O sweet and 
powerful Mother Mary, may I never be guilty of 
renewing by my sins the Passion of thy Son, my 
most loving REDEEMER, and of piercing thy most 
loving heart with sharp swords. May all my 
actions, O dear Mother, thanks to thy patronage, 
be ever directed to the glory of Gop and the sal- 
vation of my soul. Amen. Ave Maria ¢hrice. 


481. Prayer for Children in Purgatory. 

i. 100 Days, once a day, for children who say this prayer. 

ii. Plenary, on All Saints’ Day, to those who recite it daily 
for at least half the year. I, II, III, IV. 

N.B.—Bishops can authorize confessors to commute the 
Communion in case of children who have not made their first 
Communion. 

(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


WEET Saviour Jesus, who during thy life didst 

show such great love for children; we who as 
children share with them thy blessing, beseech 
Thee to open the gate of Heaven to our com- 
panions who are lamenting in the place of sorrow 
and penance. Grant also their protection to us, to 
our relations, and to our common Father, the 
supreme Pontiff. 

Holy Virgin, good Mother, pray for us and for 
the children who suffer. Ave Maria. 

481 Leo XIII, May 15, 1886. 


APPENDIX 


482. Prayer for the Conversion of Free- 


masons. 
roo Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


LORD Jesus Curist, who showest forth thy 

omnipotence most manifestly when Thou spar- 
est and hast compassion; Thou who didst say, 
‘‘Pray for those who persecute and calumniate 
you,” we implore the clemency of thy Sacred Heart 
on behalf of souls, made in the image of Gop, but 
most miserably deceived by the treacherous snares 
of Freemasons, and going more and more astray 
in the way of perdition. Let not the Church, thy 
spouse, any longer be oppressed by them; but, 
appeased by the intercession of the blessed Virgin 
thy Mother and the prayers of the just, be mindful 
of thy infinite mercy; and, disregarding their per- 


versity, cause these very men to return to Thee, _ 


that they may bring consolation to the Church by 
a most abundant penance, make reparation for 
their misdeeds, and secure for themselves a glo- 
rious eternity; who livest and reignest world with- 
out end. Amen. 


483. Pious Reading of the Gospel. 


i. 300 Days, once a day. 

ii. Plenary, once a month. I, 1I, IV. 

These Indulgences are gained by reading the Gospel for 
at least a quarter of an hour. 


484. Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Pope a 


Pius X. 
1:200 Days. T.O. 


ii. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, if said before the | 


Blessed Sacrament exposed. 


| jii. Plenary, if said every day in June, on the last day of the E 


month. I, II, III, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


482 Leo XIII, Br. August 16, 1898. 43 Leo XIII, December 13, 1898. 


484 Pius X, May 27, 1998. 


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APPENDIX 41I 

OST Sacred Heart of JEsus, with humble 
confidence we earnestly pray to Thee for thy 
Vicar, our Holy Father Pius X, to whom on earth 
Thou hast been pleased to confide thy joys and 
thy sorrows. O good Jesus, Thou didst make a 
special promise to all priests who are devout to thy 
Heart, that they should enjoy the gift of moving 
the most hardened hearts, and should gather mar- 
vellous fruits from their apostolic labours. Oh, may 
that promise be realized to the full in the Pontiff 
of thy Eucharist and of thy adorable Heart. And 
since he is the universal High Priest, give him 
power to stir the hardened hearts of the entire 
human family; may his words, inspired by thy 
Divine Heart, fill with light, humility and love all 
who are hardened by ignorance, rebellious pride, 
or earthly lusts; and with strenuous zeal all who 
are feeble, slothful, or lukewarm in thy service. O 
sweetest Heart, renew in him the joys of the 
sacerdotal unction; lighten the burdens of the 
Pontifical Office; and do Thou hasten on the fulfil- 
ment of his apostolic desire to ‘‘ restore all things 
in Thee." Grant that the Holy Father, who has so 
well understood the love of thy Heart in its desire 
for sacramental union with men, may see the 
accomplishment of that other desire of thine, the 
prayer of the Cenaculum, ‘‘ that they may be one." 
O Heart infinitely powerful and merciful, unite 
round him all those committed to Thee by the 
FATHER, and to thy Vicar by Thee; so that we 
may be all one among ourselves by the love which 
alone makes us brethren, and one with the Pontiff 
by the obedience which alone makes us free, and 
one with Thee, as Thou art one with the FATHER. - 
Amen. | 


412 APPENDIX 
485. Prayer to the Queen of Angels by the 
Ven. Louis Edward Cestac. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


UGUST Queen of Heaven and Mistress of | 
Angels, who hast been commissioned by GoD . 
with power to crush the head of Satan, we humbly — 
beseech thee to send forth the legions of Heaven, . 
that under thy command they may seek out all evil 
spirits, everywhere put them to flight, curb their 
insolence, and hurl them back into the abyss. 
Who is like unto Gop? 
Holy Angels and Archangels, defend and keep us. 
O good and tender Mother, thou shalt ever beour — 
love and our hope. | 
O Mother of Gop, send the holy Angels to defend _ 
me, and drive far away from me the cruel enemy. — 


486. Ejaculation to the Sacred Heart. 
300 Days. T.Q. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


ALL for Thee, most Sacred Heart of JEsus. 


487. The Twelve Saturdays immediately pre- 


ceding the Immaculate Conception. 
Plenary on each Saturday. I, I, IV. 
(See Instructions, p. 1). 
Some time must be spent in prayer or pious meditation in 
honour of the Immaculate Conception. 


488. Prayer to St Paul. 


300 Days once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1). 


MOST glorious Apostle, who didst labour - 

with so much zeal at Ephesus to destroy the - 
writings which thou knewest full well would per- - 
vert the minds of the faithful; deign in these times 
to turn upon us thy loving regard. Thou seest how 
an unbelieving and unbridled press endeavours to 


ie Pius X, July 8. 1908. 486 Pius X, Off. Nov. 26, 1908. 
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APPENDIX 413 
steal from man's heart its precious treasures of 
faith and moral purity. We beseech thee, O great 
Apostle, to enlighten the minds of all these per- 
verse writers, that at length they may cease from 
injuring souls by their wicked doctrines and per- 
fidious suggestions; move their hearts to renounce 
the evil which they do to the chosen sheep of 
Curist’s fold; obtain for us the grace that, being 
always obedient to the voice of the supreme Pastor, 
we may never give ourselves up to the reading of 
evil books, but may, on the contrary, seek to read, 
and, as far as possible, diffuse, such works as may 
by their wholesome influence help all to promote 
the greater glory of Gop, the exaltation of the 
Church, and the salvation of souls. Amen. 


489. Litany of St Joseph. 


300 Days, once a day. 
(See Instructions, p. 1). 
N.B.—The public recitation of this Litany is now author- 
ized. 


WRIE, eleison. ORD, have mercy. 

CHRISTE, eleison CHRIST, have mercy. 
KvniE, eleison. LoRp, have mercy. 
CHRISTE, audi nos. CHRIST, hear us. 
CHRISTE, exaudi nos. CuristT, graciously hear 

us. 
PATER de callis, DEus, S Gop, the Father of T 
& Heaven, < 

Fitt REDEMPTOR mun-@ Gop the Son, Re-g 
di, Deus, o deemer of the world 9 
SPIRITUS SANCTE, DE-3 Gop, the Hoty Gg 
US, c^ GHOST, - 
Sancta Trinitas, unus ? Holy Trinity one 5 
Deus, Gop, 


Sancta Maria, ora pro Holy Mary, pray for us. 
Sancte Joseph, [nobis. St Joseph, 


489 Pius X, Rit. March 18, 1999. 


414 S 
Proles David inclyta, 


Lumen Patriarcharum, 
Dei Genitricis sponse, 


Custos pudice Virginis, © 
S 
Fini Dr nutritie, Tz 
O 
CHRIsTI defensor se-3 
dule, en 
n 


Almz Familie przses, * 


Joseph justissime, 
Joseph castissime, 
Joseph prudentissime, 
Joseph fortissime, 
Joseph obedientissime, 
Joseph fidelissime, 
Speculum patientissime, 
Amator paupertatis, 
Exemplar opificum, 
Domestice vitae decus, 
Custos virginum, 
Familiarum columen, 
Solatium miserorum, 
Spes egrotantium, 
Patrone morientium, 
Terror daemonum, 
Protector sancta Eccle- 
siae, 

Agnus DE1, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, parce nobis 
DomINE. 

Agnus DEI, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, exaudi nos 
DomINE. 


APPENDIX 


Renowned offspring of 
David, 

Light of Patriarchs, 
Spouse of the Mother 
of Gop, 

Chaste guardian of + 
the Virgin, S 
Foster father of the ^ 
Son of Gon, o" 
Diligent protector of z 
CHRIST, 

Head of the Holy ps 
ily, 

Joseph most just, 
Joseph most chaste, 
Joseph most prudent, 
Joseph most strong, 
Joseph most obedient, 
Joseph most faithful, 
Mirror of patience, 
Lover of poverty, 
Model of artisans, 
Glory of home life, 
Guardian of virgins, 
Pillar of families, 
Solace of the wretched, 
Hope of the sick, 
Patron of the dying, » 
Terror of demons, 
Protector of Holy 
Church, 


Lamb of Gop, who tak- . 
est away the sins of the - 


world, spare us, O LonRp. 


rS D 





Lamb of Gop, who tak- — 


est away the sins of the 
world, graciously hear 
us, O Lonp. 











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Agnus DEr, qui tollis pec- 
cata mundi, miserere no- 
bis. 
Y. Constituit eum do- 
minum domus sue. 
ky. Et principem omnis 
possessionis sue. 
Oremus. 

EUS, qui ineffabili 

providentia beatum 
Joseph sanctissimze Geni- 
tricistuzesponsumeligere 
dignatus es: praesta que- 
sumus ut quem protecto- 
rem veneramur in terris, 
intercessorem habere me- 
reamur in ccelis: qui vivis 
et regnas in szecula szecu- 
lorum. Amen. 


415 
Lamb of Gop, who tak- 
est away the sins of the 
world, have mercyon us. 
Y. He made him the 
lord of his household. 
Ey. And prince over all 
his possessions. 
Let us pray. 
GOD, who in thy 

ineffable providence 
didst vouchsafe to 
choose blessed Joseph 
to be the “spouse OR 
thy most holy Mother; 
grant, we beseech thee, 
that we may have him 
for our intercessor in 
Heaven, whom we vene- 
rate as our protector 
on earth: who hvest 
and reignest world with- 
out end. Amen. 


490. Medals of the Child JESUS. 


i. 5o Days. T.Q. 


ii. Plenary, in articulo mortis. 
(See Instructions, p. 1.) 

The medals must be blessed by one having faculties for 
bestowing the apostolic benediction on rosaries, crosses, etc. 

For the partial indulgence, the medal must be reverently 
kissed with the invocation below. : 

The conditions for the plenary indulgence are Confession 
and Communion if possible, the invocation of the Holy 
Name, and the patient acceptance, at the hand of Gon, of 


death as the wages of sin. 


Hoty Child Jesus, bless us. 


491. Kissing the Ring of a Cardinal or Bishop. 


50 Days. 


(See Instructions, p. 1.) 


490 Pius X, Off. March 18, 1909. 


491 Pius X, Off. March 18, 1909. 


APPENDIX 

NIHIL OBSTAT: 
HENRICUS S. BOWDEN, ; 
Censor Deputatus. | 
IMPRIMATUR: 2 
EDMUNDUS SURMONT, 1 
Vicarius Generalis. | 
Westmonasterii, die 10 Maii, 1909. 4 














THE CONTENTS 


Instructions Page 1 
I. THE HOLY TRINITY 
1 The Angelic Trisagion 2 
2 Gloria PATRI said by three Persons 77 
3 Massand Prayers of Thanksgiving for our Lady’s 
Privileges 2 
4 Gloria PATRI thrice for our Lady’s Privileges 5 
5 Prayers of Thanksgiving for our Lady’s Assump- 
tion 
6 Three Offerings of Thanksgiving 2 
7 Triduo, or Novena 8 
8 The Sign of the Cross ; the same with Holy Water 8 
9 Thanksgiving on New Year's Eve 8 
10 Prayer, **Omnipotence of the FATHER ” 9 
11 Acts of Adoration and Thanksgiving 9 
12 Prayer, ** I adore Thee, O my Gop” IO 
I3 Renewal of Baptismal Vows II 
II. ALMIGHTY GOD 
I4 Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity 12 
15 Chaplet of Acts of the Love of Gop 13 
16 Prayer, **Loosen, O Lorp” 16 
17 Prayer of St Francis Xavier for the Conversion 
of Infidels 16 
18 Prayer for Peace 17 
19 Offerings for the Beginning of the Day and for 
Mass 18 
20 Offering, ‘‘ Eternal FATHER " I9 
21 Morning Offering 20 
22 Act of Faith 21 
23 Prayer of St Bonaventure 21 
24 Prayer for Perseverance 22 
25 Prayer, ‘‘Suscipe DOMINE" of St Ignatius 22 
26 Prayer, ‘‘ Thou seest, O LorD” 23 
27 Prayer, on the Transfiguration 24 
28 Prayer for the Pope 24 
29 Ejaculation of Resignation to the Will of Gop 25 
3o Ejaculation, * My Gop, and my all!” 25 
31 Invocation for the Love of Gop 25 
32 Ejaculation, ** My Gop, my only Good” 26 
33 Ejaculation, ** Blessed be GoD” 26 
34 Ejaculation, ‘‘ My Gop, unite all minds’ 26 
III. THE HOLY GHOST 
35 ‘‘ Veni CREATOR,” and ** Veni SANCTE SPIRITUS " 27 
36 Novena 30 
37 Novena for Pentecost 30 
38 ‘‘Gloria PATRI” seven times 30 


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THE CONTENTS 
Prayer for the Church 
Prayer for the Propagation of the Faith 
* Veni SANCTE SPIRITUS, reple " 
Chaplet 
Prayer, Consecration to the HoLv SPIRIT 


IV. JESUS CHRIST 
Rosary of our LORD 
Invocation of the Holy Name 
Hymns and Psalms in Honour of the Holy Name 
Prayer for a Holy Death 
Prayer, ‘‘O Jesus, who dost live in Mary" 
Prayer, ** O most compassionate JESUS” 
Prayer, **O Good JEsu” 
Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas before Study 
Prayer of St Thomas before Writing, Preaching, 

etc. 

Petitions of St Augustine 
Prayer for the Conversion of Scandinavia 
Devotion to the Holy Name 
Litany of the Holy Name 
Prayer for Grace to do the Will of Gop 
Prayer for the Preservation of Faith 
Prayer for the Love of Gop 
Prayer in Honour of the Holy Family 
Ejaculation, ** My Jesus, Mercy " 
Ejaculation of St Jerome Emilian 
Ejaculation, **TESUS, my GoD” 
Ejaculation, **JEsus, Son of David" 
Ejaculation, **O LorD, preserve to us the faith" 
Ejaculation, **SAVIOUR of the World" 
Ejaculation, ** Most sweet JEsus" 
Prayer to our REDEEMER 
The Holy Names, JEsus and Mary 
Prayer for the Conversion of Sinners 
Prayer to our Lonp, '* O uncreated Word " 


Prayer to our LoRp, ‘‘O Jesus, Friend of children’ 


V. THE CHILD JESUS 
Divine Office on Christmas Day 
Novena for Christmas 
Mysteries of the Holy Childhood 
Novena for the 25th of any Month 
Prayer before the Crib 
Prayer, ** Most dear LoRD" 
Month of January 

















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VI. THE BLESSED SACRAMENT va 

80 Novena for Corpus CurisTI 2:68 
81 Feast of Corpus CHRISTI 68 
82 Triduo during the Octave of Corpus CunisrI 68 
83 Plenary Indulgence T.Q. on Corpus CHRIsTI 70 
84 Act of Adoration during the Elevation 70 
85 Frequent Communion 70 
86 Visit during the Forty Hours 70 
87 Exposition before Lent 70 
88 Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament 71 
89 Acts of Adoration and Reparation 72 
go Act of Reparation and Ejaculations 75 
91 One Hour's Prayer on certain Days 75 
92 Visit to the Sepulchre in Holy Week 46: 
93 Prayer, ‘‘ Behold, my most loving Jesus” 76 
94 ‘‘Pange lingua " and ** Tantum ergo” 76 
95 * Anima CHRISTI” 79 

96 Prayer of St Alphonsus for a Visit to the Blessed 

Sacrament 80 

97 Prayer, ‘‘Dear JESUS, present in the Sacrament” 81 
98 Visit with Prayers 82 
99 Prayer, ‘‘Look down, Holy FATHER” 282 
100 Following the Blessed Sacrament 82 
101 Following the Blessed Sacrament to the Sick 82 
102 Prayer during the Elevation 83 
103 Ejaculation before the Tabernacle, etc. 83 
104 Act of Spiritual Communion, by St Alphonsus 83 
105 Act of Homage to CHRIST, our Gop and King 84 
106 *' Adoro te devote” 86 
107 Prayer after Communion. 88 
108 Ejaculation, ** Blessed and praised every moment" 88 
109 Ejaculation after Mass, by priest and people 89 
110 First Communion 89 
111 Prayer for the Increase of Daily Communions 89 
112 Ejaculation, ** Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament” 89 
113 Prayer to our LORD, ‘‘ Our sins, O LORD" 90 
114 Prayer during Processions 90 
115 Prayer at the beginning of Mass 91 
116 Ejaculation while looking on the Host gr 

VII. JESUS CRUCIFIED 

117 Stations of the Cross 92 
118 Chaplet of the Stations 96 
119 Scala Santa 96 
120 Exercise for Fridays 96 
121 Devotions of the Five Wounds 97 
122 Devotions of the Seven Words 100 


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THE CONTENTS 


Devotions of the Three Hours 
Fridays in Lent 

Prayer, ** DEUS, qui pro redemptione " 
Chaplet of the Five Wounds 

brayer "En ego. 

Prayers of St Pius V 

Invocation of St Thomas to the Cross 
Prayers of St Clare 

** Vexilla Regis” 

Prayer to our LORD scourged at the pillar 
Ejaculation, ** We adore Thee " 
Invocation, ** Behold the Cross" 
Prayer to our LORD on the Cross 
Another Prayer to our LORD 

Prayer for a Happy Death 


VIII. THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 
Chaplet of the Precious Blood 
Prayer, ** Most Precious Blood " 
Devout Aspirations, ** Glory be to JEsus”’ 
Seven Offerings 
Act of Oblation, ** Eternal FATHER" 
Month consecrated to the Precious Blood 
Prayer to JEsus of Nazareth 
Ejaculation, ** Eternal FATHER ” 
Offering 

IX. THE SACRED HEART 


Visit to a Representation of the Sacred Heart 


Act of Oblation, ‘‘ My loving Jesus” 
Four Acts of Devotion and Prayer 
Chaplet 

Visit on the Feast 

Novena 

Prayer for those in their Agony 

Month of June 

Acts of Homage to the Eucharistic Heart 


Daily Act of Oblation 


Act of Consecration of Blessed Margaret Mary 


Devotions for Fridays 
Ejaculation, ‘‘ May the Heart of JEsus? 


Ejaculation, ** JESUS, meek and humble of Heart " 


Ejaculation, ‘‘ May the Heart of JEsus " 
Ejaculation, ** Sweet Heart of my JEsus " 
Ejaculation, ** Sweet Heart of JEsus” 
Ejaculation, ‘‘ Heart of JESUS burning " 
Litany of the Sacred Heart 

Prayer for Jews and Turks 





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167 Prayer, ** O Divine Heart of Jesus” 145 
168 Ejaculation, ** All Praise and Glory " 146 
169 Little Office 146 
170 Prayer to the Eucharistic Heart 146 
171 Prayer, ** O most Sacred Heart ” 147 
172 Consecration of the Family 147 
173 Short Prayer 148 
174 Ejaculation, ** Our Lady of the Sacred Heart " 148 
175 Ejaculation, **Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust Thee” 149 
176 Ejaculation, ** Eucharistic Heart " 149 
177 Ejaculation, ** Eucharistic Heart " 149 
178 Ejaculation, **Sacred Heart " 149 
179 Ejaculation, ** Divine Heart” 149 
180 Ejaculation, ‘‘O Heart of Love " 149 
X. MARY 
A. General 

181 Rosary of St Bridget 150 
182 Angelus and Regina coeli ISI 
183 Invocation of the Name of Mary 153 
184 Salve Regina and Sub tuum praesidium 153 

185 Prayers of St Alphonsus for every Day of the 
Week 155 
186 Month of May 160 
187 Psalms in Honour of the Name of Mar 160 
, 188 Devotions of St Catharine for the Nativity 164 
189 Litany of Loreto 167 
190 Prayer of St Alphonsus 170 
191 Three Offerings 170 

192 Prayer, with Ave Maria thrice, etc. 170: 

193 Prayer, ** O Excellentissima " 173 
194 Prayer, ‘‘ Virgin Mother of Gop” 172 
195 Crown of Twelve Stars 173 
ü 196 The Memorare 175 
j 197 Prayer, ‘‘Ave Augustissima " 176 
198 The Tota Pulchra, etc. 176 

199 Five Novenas: I, Immaculate Conception, 176; 

| II, Nativity of our Lady, 182; III, Annuncia- 
| tion, 185; 1V, Purification, 188; V, Assumption 190 
| 200 Eleven other Novenas 199 
| 201 Prayer, ‘‘O DOMINA mea" 199 
| 202 Prayer, ** O beata Virgo” 200 
q 203 Prayer of St Alphonsus 201 
| 204 Prayer for a Good Death 201 
| 205 Psalms and Prayers of St Bonaventure 202 
206 Chaplet of the Twelve Privileges 202 





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THE CONTENTS 
Prayer for the Conversion of Heretics, etc. 
Prayer for the Conversion of Greeks 
Act of Reparation 
Prayer for the Conversion of Heretics 
Prayer, **O Mary, who crowned with stars” 
Office of Our Lady 
** Ave Maris Stella " 
Act of Reparation 
The Magnificat 
Prayer of St Aloysius 
Prayer for England 
Prayer for Reunion 
Aspiration, ‘‘O Domina mea” 
Ejaculation 
Three Invocations 
Ejaculation of St Philip Neri 
Seven Joys 


Ejaculation, ** Our Lady of the most Holy Sacra- 


ment " 
Ejaculation, ** Mary, our Hope” 
Ejaculation, ** Mary Sorrowing " 
Ejaculation, ** Mary of Love" 
Prayer, ** Mother of Mercy " 
Prayer, ‘‘ Mary, Mother of Mercy” 


B. Mary Sorrowing 
Rosary of the Seven Dolours 
One Hour in honour of the Seven Dolours 
Devotions of the Sorrowful Heart 
Devotions for Holy Week and Fridays 
Ave Maria, ete., seven times 
Devotions during the Carnival 
Stations of the Dolours 
Month of September 
Stabat Mater 
Prayer, ** Mary, most holy Virgin” 
Prayer, ** O most holy Virgin and Mother” 


C. Mary Immaculate 
Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception 
Seven Sundays 
Little Office 
Antiphon, ** Hec est virga" 
Ejaculation, ** In thy Conception” 
Ejaculation, ** To thee, O Virgin Mother 
Ejaculation, ** O Mary, who didst enter 


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248 Ejaculation, ** Blessed be the holy and Immacu- 











late Conception " 230 
249 Invocation, ** O Mary, conceived without sin” 230 
250 Invocation, ** Most holy and Immaculate Virgin" 230 
251 Crown of Living Stars” 231 
252 Prayer, ‘‘ Most holy Virgin” 231 
253 First Saturdays 22% 
254 Consecration of Blessed Grignon de Montfort 242 
255 Miraculous Medal 234 
256 Prayer of St Alphonsus for Purity 234 

D. The Sacred Heart of Mary 
257 Prayer and Act of Praise 234 
258 Chaplet 235 
259 Ejaculation, **Sweet Heart of Mary” 237 

E. Our Lady of the Rosary 

260 Rosaries blessed by the Canons Regular 238 
261 Dominican Rosary 238 
262 Month of October 241 
263 Prayer, ‘‘O Queen of the most holy Rosary ” 241 
264 Fifteen Saturdays 241 
265 Our Lady of Pompeii 242 
266 Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary 242 

F. Various Titles of Our Lady 
267 Prayer to Our Lady of Pity 243 
268 Prayers to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour 244 
: 269 Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel 246 
270 Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel 246 
271 Prayer to Mary, Mother of Divine Providence . 247 
: 272 Prayer to Our Lady of the Cenaculum 247 
: 273 Prayer to Our Lady, Help of Christians : 248 
ij 274 Another Prayer to the same 249 
| 275 Prayer to Our Lady of Africa 250 
; 276 Invocation, Morning and Evening 250 
277, Erayer to Our Lady, our Helper 251 
278 Prayer to Our Lady, Queen of Prophets 252 
279 Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Confidence 253 
280 Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes 253 
| 281 Ejaculation, ** Our Lady of Lourdes” 255 
| 282 Prayer to Our Lady Reparatrice 255 
| 283 Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes 256 
| 284 Our Lady of Ransom 258 
| 285 Seven Saturdays 258 


286 Ejaculation to Our Lady del Pilar 258 


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THE CONTENTS 


287 Our Lady, Deliverer of Slaves 
288 Our Lady of Good Studies 


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XL THER HOLY ANGEIS 
St Michael, ** Te Splendor” 
Novena of St Michael 


291 Angelical Crown 


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Prayer to St Michael 

Antiphon 

Novenas of St Gabriel and of St Raphael 
Prayer to St Raphael 

Invocation of the Guardian Angel 
Novena of the Guardian Angel 


XII. ST JOSEPH 
Responsory, ** Quicumque sanus " 
Psalms in honour of St Joseph 
Devotion of the Seven Sorrows and Joys 
Novena of St Joseph 
Month of March 
Prayer, ‘‘ Remember, most pure Spouse 
Prayer, ‘‘ Virginum custos " 
Prayer to St Joseph, Patron of the Universal 

Church 

Prayer, ‘‘O Glorious St Joseph " 
Prayers for those in their Agony 
Prayer, ** To thee, O blessed Joseph " 
Prayer of St Bernadine of Siena 
Invocation 
Invocation, ** St Joseph, Foster-Father ” 
Ejaculation, **St Joseph, model and patron " 
Prayer for the Observance of Sundays and Feasts 
Prayer, **O Joseph, virgin father " 
Prayer, ‘‘ Glorious St Joseph” 


XIII. VARIOUS SAINTS 
Prayer to St Joachim 
Another Prayer to the same 
Another Prayer to the same 
Prayer to St Anne 
Prayer to SS. Peter and Paul 
Responsory in honour of St Peter, ‘‘Si vis patro- 
num" 
Responsory in honour of St Paul, **Pressi malorum" 
Veneration of St Peter's Statue 
Prayer to St Paul 
Prayer to St John, Apostle and Evangelist 


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326 Prayer to St Emigdius 295 
327 Invocation of the same 296 
328 Prayer to St Chalcedonius 296 
329 Prayer to St Gregory VII 297 
330 Hymn to St Pius V, “ Belli tumultus ” 297 
331 Prayer to St Nicholas of Bari 300 
332 Prayer to St Alphonsus 301 
333 Prayer to St Louis of Toulouse 302 
334 Prayers to St Dominic 302 
335 Five Sundays in honour of St Francis of Assisi 303 
336 Hymn to St Francis, ** O Divi amoris victima " 304 
337 Feast of St Francis 304 
338 Prayer to the Seven Founders of the Servites 305 
339 Seven Prayers to the same 306 
340 Prayer to St John of Matha 309 
341 Thirteen Fridays in honour of St Francis of Paola 309 
342 Ten Sundays in honour of St Ignatius Loyola 310 
343 Prayer to St Ignatius 310 
344 Prayers to St Philip Neri for the week 310 
345 Prayer to St Philip KE 
346 Prayer to St Joseph Calasanctius 315 
347 Seven Sundays in honour of St Camillus of Lellis — 316 
348 Prayer to St Camillus 316 
349 Novena in honour of St Vincent of Paul 217 
350 Prayer to St Vincent 317 
351 Prayer to St Paul of the Cross 317 
352 Novena in honour of St Paul of the Cross 318 
353 Prayer to St Peter Fourier 319 
354 Prayer to St Thomas Aquinas, Patron of Schools 319 
355 Little Office of St Thomas . 320 
356 Six Sundays in honour of St Thomas 320 
357 Invocation of St Thomas 320 
358 Responsory of St Anthony of Padua, **Siquaris" 321 
359 PATER, Ave and Gloria, thirteen times in honour 
of St Anthony 322 
360 St Anthony’s Bread. Prayer 322 
361 St Anthony's Bread. Thanksgiving 323 
362 Thirteen Tuesdays or Sundays in honour of St 
Anthony 323 
363 Prayer to St Anthony 323 
364 Prayer to St Vincent Ferrer 324 
365 Prayer to St John of the Cross 325 
| 366 Three Prayers to St Andrew Avellino 425 
| 367 Prayer to St Michael de’ Santi 326 
368 Prayer to St Anthony, Abbot 327 
| 369 Feast of St Aloysius 328 
370 Six Sundays in honour of St Aloysius 328 





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THE CONTENTS 


Prayer to St Aloysius 
Act of Consecration to St Aloysius 


St Stanislaus Kostka. Feast, Ten Sundays, etc. 


Prayers to St Stanislaus 

Five Sundays of St John Berchmans 
Prayer of St Benedict Joseph Labre 
Prayers to St Lucy 

Prayer to St Lucy 

Prayer to St Agnes 

Three Prayers to the same 

Prayer to St Barbara 

Prayer to St Juliana Falconieri 
Prayer of St Alphonsus to St Theresa 
Prayer to St Mary Salome 

Prayer to St Elizabeth of Hungary 
Prayer to St Margaret of Cortona 
Prayer to St Blaise 

Prayer and Antiphon to St Stephen 
Prayers to St John the Baptist 
Novena of St Francis Xavier 
Prayer to St Paul of the Cross 
Prayer to St Rita 

Prayer to St John de la Salle 


Prayers to St Bridgett and St Catharine of Sweden 


Prayer to St Catharine of Alexandria 
Prayer to Blessed Francus, Carmelite 


XIV. CROSSES, ROSARIES, ETC. 
Blessed Objects of Piety from the Holy Land 
NOTE.—Similar Objects blessed by the Pope 


XV. THE DYING AND THE APOSTOLIC 


BLESSING 
Praying for the Dying 
Offering of Masses for the Dying 
Apostolic Blessing in articulo mortis 
Plenary Indulgence in articulo mortis 


XVI. THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED 
Office of the Dead 
The Heroic Act 
De profundis 
Prayers for the Dead in Holy Week 
Devotions for the Dead 


November2. Benedictine Indulgence toties quoties 
Prayers for the Dead for every Day of the Week 


Prayers for Nine or Seven Days 
Catholic League of Perpetual Suffrage 





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411 Month of November 357 
412 Devotions to the Five Wounds 357 
413 Prayers for the Dead 359 
414 ''Requiem aeternam " 361 
415 Same with ** Requiescant in pace" 361 
XVII. MISCELLANEOUS 

416 Visit to the Church of the Station in Rome 362 
417 Visit to the Seven Churches and Seven Altars 365 
418 The Portiuncula 366 
419 Gradual or Penitential Psalms 366 
420 Christian Doctrine 366 
421 Mental Prayer 367 
422 Explanation of the Gospel 367 
423 f'Sacrosancta" after Office 367 
424 Additions to **Sacrosanéctze " 368 
425 Prayer for the Conversion of the Dutch 368 
426 Divine Praises 368 
427 Three Ejaculations, ‘Jesus, Mary, and Joseph” 369 
428 '' Beati mortui," etc. 369 
429 Devotions for those in their Agony 2940 
430 Visiting the Hospitals 370 
431 Act of Charity to Three Poor Persons 370 
432 Prayer for Deaf-mutes 370 

433 ''Ave Maria” thrice for the Propagation of the 
Faith 7E 
434 Prayers against an Unprovided Death 371 
435 Ejaculation 373 
436 The Holy Trinity and All the Saints 373 
437 Spiritual Canticles 374 
438 Prayer and Ejaculation, **O Father of mercies” — 375 
439 Prayers for a Happy Death 375 
. 440 Ten Invocations and Petitions 377 
| 441 Prayers in Times of Calamity 378 
| 442 Prayer for the Conversion of Japan 379 
l 443 Prayers in Times of Tribulation 379 
| 444 Three Offerings of the Precious Blood 380 
445 Devotions of St Benedict Joseph Labre 382 
446 Prayers for Purity 384 
447 Temperance Pledge 386 
448 Salutation and Answer 386 
| 449 Prayer for the Pope 386 
| 450 Another Prayer for the Pope 386 
| 451 Prayer for the Conversion of Africa 388 
452 Praises to JEsUs CHRIST and our Lady 388 
453 Christian Acts thirty-three times 389 
454 First Mass 339 





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THE CONTENTS 


Prayer of St Thomas for a Holy Life 
Prayer in Public Calamity 

Prayer for the Christian Family 
Devotions to the Holy Family 

Prayer for Benefactors 

Prayer of St Alphonsus at Night 
Prayer for the Conversion of the Jews 
Prayer for the Propagation of Faith and Piety 
Prayer for Priests 

Prayer for Labourers in the Harvest 
Prayer when putting on a Cotta 


FOR SPECIAL CLASSES 


I. For Priests 
Prayer, ‘‘Ego volo,” before Mass 
Prayer after Mass, ‘‘Obsecro te” 
Prayer to St Joseph, ‘‘O felicem virum? 
Prayer, **O Mater pietatis" 
Psalms and Prayers before and after Mass 


Prayer **Da mihi, DOMINE," before hearing Con- 


fessions 
Prayer before and after Confession 
First Mass 
II. For those in Sacred Orders 
Prayer, ‘‘JEsu dilectissime" 
Ejaculation, **Bone JESU”’ 
Prayer for Chastity 


III. For Students 
Consecration to our Lady 
Prayer for Choosing a State of Life 
Prayer for one aspiring to the Priesthood 
Prayer to our Lady 


IV. For Children 
Prayer for Children in Purgatory 


APPENDIX 
Prayer for the Conversion of Freemasons 
Reading the Gospel 
Prayer for the Pope 
Prayer to the Queen of Angels 
Ejaculation to the Sacred Heart 


tion 


488 Prayer to St Paul 

489 Litany of St Joseph 

490 Medal of the.Child JEsus 

491 Kissing the Ring of a Prelate 











NOTIFICATION 


Addendum. Invocation ‘‘JEsus, Mary, Joseph." Seven 
Years and Seven Quarantines T.Q. Plenary once a month. 
Pius X, June 8, 1906. 

Page 3, line 6, for defunctio read defunctis. 

Page 9, line 7, for mi read mi-. 

Page 36, line 3, for * read x. 

Page 45, line 3, read in the perfection. 

Page 45, line 23, for has read hast. 

Page 53, after per Ascensionem tuam, znser/ per sanctissi- 
mam institutionem Eucharistiae tuze. By the most holy in- 
stitution of thy Eucharist. JV.Z.— This addition is only a 
permission, dependent on the discretion of the Ordinary in 
each diocese. 

Page 75, line 12 from foot, Jesus, Heart of Mary, would 
be better paraphrased: treasure of Mary’s heart. 

Page 9, line 16, for ap read ap-. 

Page 108, line 3, for ore ponebat suo, read...tuo... and 
for his own read thy own. 

Page 201, line 13, for I adore read I worship. 

Page 227, line 6, for adorable read most sacred. 

Page 321, line 13, for /Egri surgent sani, read ... sur- 
Una. 

Page 369, line 3 from foot, delete Amen. 


The Oratory, Birmingham. 
November 28, 1909. 








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